35 years experience in leadership roles in strategy, operations, finance, M&A, business turnaround in diverse geographies – India, USA, Latin America, Russia
Currently runs a management consulting firm with clients in multiple sectors in India and the US – strategy, scaling up, business reengineering, M&A, fintech, mentoring
Also senior advisor to NABARD on Digitization of micro finance sector with a footprint of over 100 million members.
Independent Director on the Board of IDBI Bank
As CSO for Vodafone, led all new growth initiatives, expansion into new markets, investments, spectrum auctions, m-commerce, sales and distribution initiatives in the fastest growing market – 25%+ CAGR and annual investment of $2Bn
Led PepsiCo Inc’s global strategic initiatives out of New York – led international side of Gatorade acquisition and business model integration, Russia business turnaround, Mexico and Venezuela bottler restructuring. Prior to that, led operations, strategy, finance in India from the start – Franchisee system reengineering, Market expansion, taking the brand from scratch to #1 brand in India
Samaresh holds a PGDM from IIM -A, with additional qualifications as a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant.