Thursday, February 25th, 15:30 - 19:30
VILLA KENNEDY
Kennedyallee 70
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt, Germany
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Thursday, March 10th, 09:30 - 13:30
SALA BUZZATI
Via Balzan 3 (angolo via San Marco)
Milano, Italy
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Sameer is an Emerging Market marketing and innovation specialist with 20 years of Marketing and Commercial experience in FMCG, Consumer Healthcare and Pharma. He has worked across the globe handling or working with businesses in India, China, Middle East, North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

He has a proven track record of establishing business in new markets having launched new businesses from scratch in Bangladesh, Turkey, Iran and various new category launches. He has demonstrated significant success in growing small niche brands into dominant market positions across different categories and expanding them across multiple geographies in Emerging Markets.

He is a marketer with a very strong business orientation and in-depth understanding of all the supporting functions–Innovation, Sales, R&D, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Regulatory, Medical and Finance– and a very strong P&L orientation which are critical in running a successful Consumer business.

He is passionate about Innovation in Emerging Markets and in driving Access to the bottom of the pyramid and has been invited as a speaker to various international events like the World Innovation Congress Cannes 2011, Front end of Innovation Boston 2013, Front End of Innovation Venice 2014, UK Marketing Directors, UK Marketing Week, Access to Medicines Workshop Asia to speak on the same.

He is and has been an active member of Marketing Industry Associations (World Federation of Advertisers, Middle East Advertisers Association) and a contributor to business magazines.

He is extremely strong in his inter-personal relationships and with a very positive attitude and great sense of humour, he is able to lead teams and businesses to deliver strong growth while building a motivated and successful team.

SAMEER DESAI

Head of Consumer Healthcare–Asia,
Latin America, Middle East and Africa

Mundipharma
Singapore
Consumer Goods