Shivakumar, or Shiv as he is popularly known, is Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd. Before Pepsico, Shiv was with Nokia for eight years, running India and then the Emerging Markets operations.
Shiv is a Marketer and CEO. He has run over 34 brands in his career across Unilever, Philips and Nokia. Shiv is a growth manager, having grown every brand and geography he has managed through Innovation, new business models and eco system partnerships. Shiv is a good coach and invests time and energy in growing people.
Shiv writes regularly for the business press on emerging markets, on brands, on consumers and leadership, followership. Shiv also teaches in Business schools across the world.
Shiv has been awarded many times over for Marketing, for leadership and for turning around businesses. The one that’s dear to his heart is the “Most Distinguished Alumnus award” from his alma mater IIM Calcutta bestowed on him in 2011. He was one amongst nine to get the Most Distinguished Alumnus award in the first 50 years of IIM Calcutta.
Shiv’s pioneering work in telecom has become case studies in Harvard, Ivy and ISB.
Shiv is an Independent Director on the Board of Godrej Consumer products Limited and is on the Board of Governors of IIM Ahmedabad.
Shiv loves reading biographies; he is an avid sports watcher.