BIO

Apurva Chamaria is a SVP at Tech Mahindra, a 5.3 Bn US$ global IT major. He is the Chief of Staff to the CEO & MD and leads growth initiatives around Cloud, AI and Wave 4 businesses. Prior to joining Tech Mahindra, Apurva was the Chief Revenue Officer of RateGain, one of world’s leading SaaS company’s serving over 12,000+ customers in the travel and hospitality industry across 100+ Countries. In his role, he led sales, marketing, alliances and customer success across the world and was instrumental in scaling the company from 20 Mn US$ ARR to 60 Mn US$ ARR in less than 3 years. Prior to joining RateGain, Apurva was the Global Head of Corporate Marketing for HCL Technologies, a 8 Bn US$ global IT major. Under his leadership HCL became the fastest growing brand in the Interbrand top Indian brands list for 2 years in a row (No. 17 in 2016) and was ranked at No.378 and valued at 4.4 Bn US$ in the Brand Finance Global 500 2017 league table. Between 2013-2017, HCL campaigns won 110 prestigious global and regional marketing awards. In his 12 years at HCL, he performed various leadership roles including being CEO’s Vineet Nayar's Chief of Staff and Sales Director at HCL America playing an integral role in scaling the company from 700 Mn to 8 Bn US$ in 12 1⁄2 years. In 2016, he was awarded the “Marketer of the Year” by World Leadership Forum, “Digital Marketer of the Year” by IAMAI and “B2B Marketer of the Year” by Paul Writer. He was recently featured in Pluralsight Digi100 List Powered by Paul Writer, the recognition for the top 100 Digital Marketers in India. Prior to HCL, he was the youngest country manager at Ranbaxy Laboratories (now Sun Pharmaceuticals) leading the business in Australia & NZ. In various parts of his career he’s worked in Asia-Pacific, India, Africa, U.K. and North America. He completed his schooling from the prestigious Mayo College, Ajmer. He holds a double master’s in business management (from IMI) and advertising (from IIMC, JNU). He’s an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, Boston and pursuing his PhD. In digital engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.