The Passionate CAN DO’er

Vani Gupta Dandia

Vani Gupta Dandia
Vani Gupta Dandia


January 15th, 1976


B.Com (H) – LSR – 1993-96

PGDM – MDI – 1996-98

Work Experience

Leo Burnett – Account Supervisor – 1999 – 2001 – Advertising and strategic planning (launch films for Coca-Cola, Cosmopolitan, Adidas, Tata Coffee)

Henkel SPIC India – Brand Manager – 2001-2003 – FA (Henkel SPIC) a fringe player that used guerrilla tactics to outsmart the market leader (Unilever) with negligible spends. Gained No.1 position in several states (including all North India) within one year

Reckitt Benckiser – Brand Manager – 2003-2005 – successfully designed and implemented the ‘point of entry’ strategy for a premium international player in a developing market habituated to low cost, almost commodity options. (felicitated at the 2004 Annual Global Success Forum in Prague)

Unilever – Regional Marketing Manager, Hair, South Asia – 2005-2010 – Innovation projects on the leading global haircare brands like Sunsilk, Dove, Clinic All Clear with successful launches in both South East Asian and South Asian markets.

Pepsico – VP Marketing – New Products – Foods India  – January 2011- Present

About Her

In her own words Vani says, “I prefer an outgoing approach combined with creative insight. I am excellent at taking up an idea and getting people enthusiastic. I work more intuitively, am quick to make decisions, and have a high action orientation. I can be very persuasive in communicating my views, pushing forward with an entrepreneurial approach, cutting across hierarchy if necessary, and drawing support from diverse quarters. Overall I thrive best in an environment that provides a variety of new initiatives particularly those that challenge conventional thinking or behaviour.”

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Courtesy: Chirantan Banik (PGPM 2011-13)


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