D Shivakumar, or Shiv as he is popularly known, is the Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd. Before joining PepsiCo, Shiv was with Nokia for eight years, running operations in India and the emerging markets.
A marketer and CEO, Shiv has managed over 34 brands in his career across Unilever, Philips and Nokia. Shiv is a growth manager, having grown every brand and geography he has handled through innovation, new business models and ecosystem partnerships. Shiv is a good coach and invests time and energy in growing people.
Shiv writes regularly for the business press on emerging markets, brands, consumers, leadership and followership. He also teaches at business schools across the world. His pioneering work in telecom has become case studies at Harvard, other Ivy League universities and also at the Indian School of Business. He is an independent director on the board of Godrej Consumer Products Limited, and is on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad.
Shiv has been awarded many times for accomplishments in 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 is one amongst nine to get the award in the first 50 years of IIM Calcutta.
Shiv loves reading biographies and is an avid watcher of sports.