Amazon India has roped in Ravi Desai of ITC Foods as its Chief Marketing Officer.
Prior to taking up this post with Amazon India, Desai was Cluster Head Marketing and Executive Committee Member at ITC Foods. At Amazon India, he will be responsible for product marketing, advertising and brand building.
Desai, who will join Amazon by the end of September, will report directly to Amit Agarwal, the Country Manager at Amazon India.
In his decade-long career at ITC, Desai has worked many posts including Branch Head and Marketing Manager during the conceptualisation and launch of the Bingo range of snacks. He has also been responsible for the company’s confectionery portfolio as well as its Candyman brand.
An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, 1999 batch, Desai also has a degree in chemical engineering.