Amitabh Bishnoi

Amitabh Bishnoi, a seasoned professional with over 27 years in business development, currently serves as the President of Valueleaf Group. With extensive experience in ‘Customer Acquisition’ and ‘Man Management,’ he has held leadership roles in sales and marketing, contributing significantly to esteemed groups like Valueleaf.

Amitabh’s journey includes key positions at New Indian Express Publications and Sahara India Mass Communication, as well as serving as CEO for Jagran Publications, Amitabh remains a driving force at Valueleaf, shaping growth and innovation with a proven track record and diverse expertise.

Ashish Tiwari

Ashish comes with 20+ years of corporate experience across consumer (FMCG/FMCD), telecom, Insurance and new media domains. Ashish has been practicing brand marketing, digital transformation, technology and data analytics. He is currently with Home Credit India as Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for the Go-To-Market strategy, customer experience and the digital-led omni-channel brand building. His previous role was as Chief Marketing & Digital officer with the Indian arm of Italian Insurance giant Generali, where he was leading the brand, engagement, PR and digital for the company. Earlier, he was leading digital transformation strategy for HMC, A Hero Motors Company where he led the digital for the group across the globe. Before HMC, while working at Jubilant, he proactively planned and implemented best-use practices in marketing communications across mediums – trade, digital, mobile, ATL and BTL. He is equipped with a post-graduate degree in Business Management from LBSIM, New Delhi combined with a digital and social media specialization from IIM, Bangalore.


Vipul is one of the earliest team members at Affle and has played a key role in building the brand over the last 18 years. He has played a multitude of roles across different business units and functions including Business Development, Partnerships, Account Management, Product and Operations.

In his current role he is responsible for driving the growth of Affle’s platforms in India. He has a keen interest in mobile advertising fraud and big data technologies.

Vipul has over 19 years of experience in Consulting and AdTech. Prior to joining Affle, he worked with IBM business consulting specializing in the Telecom Practice. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology with a major in Computer Science Engineering from IIIT-Hyderabad and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.


Bharat Khatri is the Chief Digital Officer, APAC at Omnicom Media Group, one of the world’s leading global media agency networks, where he leads digital marketing operations, productization, commercials and governance efforts for the network in this region. With a future-forward and holistic approach to digital marketing, he spotlights his focus on leveraging technology to drive efficiency and creativity in digital marketing at scale.

A strategic digital marketer with more than a decade of agile experience in digital and sales across the EMENA & APAC markets, Bharat is a young thought leader with a knack for driving efficiency and creativity at scale in his projects. He comes with strong business acumen to leverage data, technology, and real actionable insights into lucrative solutions for brands. Armed with end-to-end expertise in delivering campaigns with programmatic stack development, omnichannel activation, performance marketing, and media commerce, Bharat loves accelerating the growth story of clients and partners.

Before joining the Omnicom Media Group, Bharat was leading operations for Xaxis in India as the Country Head, where he was responsible for managing P&L for the biggest agency programmatic desk in the country, growing the business exponentially over the past five years, fostering partnerships with leading technology, media and measurement players to drive a digital-first strategy and mentoring the next generation of digital leaders.

He started his career with Serco as an Account Coordinator and later on moved to Wipro and Exponential, diversifying his portfolio to media planning, buying, P&L Management, research and development.

A true advocate for digital transformation and passionate about applications of artificial intelligence that enables accurate digital planning across all addressable channels, Bharat loves helping brands transform the marketing message into a welcome occurrence rather than an unwanted intrusion with his data-driven approach.

A complete foodie at heart, Bharat enjoys cooking in his past time. Digital detox and good food make his weekends perfect. As an avid mountaineer, he sees practical parallels between what it takes to be on an expedition and being in the media advertising industry. The determination, perseverance and out-of-the-box thinking required to take on mountaineering fuels him to find purpose in work and life.


Akash Deep Batra is the Executive Director and Head of Marketing, Growth, Customer Experience and Analytics at DBS Bank. Akash leads a team of over 70 functional experts to drive marketing, consumer acquisition through digital and physical channels, portfolio growth through digital campaigns, consumer research & insights, consumer experience (including UI/UX), business analytics, and cognitive banking across the DBS India consumer banking business and brands.

Before DBS, Akash was Head of Brand Communication, Corporate Brand and Digital at Nestlé India. In his 7-year-long stint at Nestle, he was also the head of digital and eCommerce for the Asia Pacific Region. Akash has also worked at Infosys for over 9 years in various roles in business consulting, product management, and technology management functions.

Recognized as one of the Top 50 Marketers in 2021 by the BusinessWorld Magazine, Akash is a frequent speaker at various industry conferences and universities across the world and a commentator on trends & innovations in marketing & technology.

He is an engineer from Kurukshetra University and a management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB).

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