Shivakumar, or Shiv as he is popularly known, is currently Group Executive President at Aditya Birla Group for Strategy and Business Development. He joined the ABG group in January, 2018.
Prior to this, Shiv was Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo for four years and before that with Nokia as CEO for India, and later Emerging Markets for nearly a decade. Shiv has been a CEO for half his career and was one of the youngest CEOs in India in 2003. Shiv worked in HUL for a number of years, mostly in marketing. Shiv has worked with over 50 brands in his career and seen many business transformations.
Shiv writes and teaches regularly on Innovation, Leadership, Followership, Business Models, Digitization etc. across the leading business schools in the world.
Shiv is a believer in giving back to society. He's been on the Board of Governors of IIM Ahmedabad between 2012 and 2017, and was on the Godrej Consumer Products board between 2009 and 2017. He was the president of the All India Management Association in 2012-2013. Shiv is currently the Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association and Vice Chairman of the Advertising Standards Council of India. He is also on the board of XLRI.
Shiv has been awarded through his career for Best CEO, Best Brand Builder, Leadership, Turnaround and more. He's almost one of the 20 people in India to have distinguished Alumnus Awards from IIT Madras and IIM Calcutta.