Sunil Kataria is the Business Head – India and SAARC, Godrej Consumer Product Limited (GCPL).
Kataria joined GCPL in 2011 to oversee the sales and marketing organisation for the India and SAARC businesses. He has successfully led the merger of the sales and marketing organisatios of GCPL and the erstwhile Godrej Sara Lee, combining the best of both companies and leveraging their complementary strengths to create a future ready platform to accelerate GCPL’s growth and profit trajectory. Under his leadership, the GCPL sales and marketing organisation has become world class with sharpened and enhanced capabilities.
Kataria has diverse work experience across the FMCG and Consumer Services sectors in sales, marketing and business roles. He had a long and highly successful stint of 12 years at Marico Industries. Post this, Kataria has also served as Business Head in two challenging service sector – retail and telecom – leading large and complex business operations.
Prior to joining the Godrej Group, Kataria was Chief Operating Officer at Idea Rajasthan Circle, where he headed business operations and was responsible for the P&L of the Rajashthan Circle. He also led a major turnaround of the idea Rajasthan business, overcoming serious business constraints and a challenging period of price wars in the telecom industry to emerge as the largest gainer in revenue as well as subscriber shares.
He has also been recognised at a national level by being nominated for the Marketer of the Year 2014 award.
A graduate in Economics from Delhi University, Sunil is also an MBA in Marketing from the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad.