Apurva Chamaria

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Apurva Chamaria
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Born (1979-05-20) May 20, 1979 (age 40)
Alma materInternational Management Institute
OccupationVice President & Head – Corporate Marketing, HCL Technologies
Known forAuthor of You Are The Key – Unlocking Doors Through Social Selling

Apurva Chamaria is the Vice President and Head - Corporate Marketing for HCL Technologies.

Early life[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Apurva (born May 20, 1979) completed his schooling from Mayo College, Ajmer. He holds a double master’s in business management (PGP from IMI) and advertising (from Indian Institute of Mass Communication, JNU). He has worked in various sales & marketing positions at Ranbaxy Laboratories (now Sun Pharmaceuticals). He has also been a journalist and a client servicing executive at an advertising agency. In various parts of his career he has worked in Asia-Pacific, India, Africa, U.K. and North America.

Career at HCL Technologies[edit | hide | edit source]

Apurva joined HCL Technologies as a Category Marketing Manager for Lifesciences and Healthcare. Between 2008 and 2013, Apurva held a number of roles at the firm, including Head,Global Marketing & Strategy for the Enterprise Application & Transformation Services division, Sales Director for HCL America, Inc. as well as Senior Director & Head - Global Sales & Marketing Excellence.

Apurva, currently is the Vice-President and Global Business Head- Brand & Digital Marketing.[1] His team focuses on brand marketing, employee marketing, thought-leadership and digital marketing. His team worked on the digital transformation partnership with Manchester United F.C..[2]

Other Professional Roles and Accomplishments[edit | hide | edit source]

Apurva is a venture partner and mentor for EDUGILD.[3][4]

He is one of the key speaker at TED x, IAMAI MarCon, DMAI GMAW, Oracle Cloud World, LinkedIn Tech Connect,[5] Microsoft Ignite, Paul Writer GIIMS, Hindustan Times Top 50 Brands and Exchange for Media Pitch Top 50 Brands. He teaches a full credit digital marketing course at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) & Great Lakes Institute of Management. He is also a member of the advisory board at Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA), Ahmedabad and a columnist for the Pitch and Digital Market Asia magazines. He is an advisor to Invest India, Government of India.

His book "You are the key – unlocking doors through Social Selling" (Bloomsbury) stresses on the need for targeted social selling for successful digital presence.[6]

References[edit | hide | edit source]

  1. Paul Writer, "In Conversation with Apurva Chamaria, AVP & Global Business Head- Brand & Digital Marketing, HCL Technologies Ltd.", Paul Writer, March 26, 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-17
  2. Campaign India Team, "HCL Technologies is Man Utd's digital transformation partner.", Campaign India, September 03, 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-17
  3. Hrishikesh Joshi, "Pune-based MIT starts India's first education focused accelerator programme.", Business Standard, March 14, 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-17
  5. LinkedIn TECHconnect, "Apurva Chamaria", LinkedIn TECHconnect Retrieved 2016-06-17
  6. ET Bureau,"Author Apurva Chamaria's Book Talks about How Niche Social Media is the Next Big Thing",Economic Times, March 4, 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-17.