31 episodes

Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha is a thought leadership podcast by Leo Burnett India. The host, Dheeraj Sinha, CEO Leo Burnett, South Asia, and Chairman BBH India, gets candid in conversations with distinguished guests from different walks of life. Captains of the industry come on board to decode leadership, businesses, and brands through their personal experiences, insights, and journey of building and scaling businesses in India and across global markets. 

 

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Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha is a thought leadership podcast by Leo Burnett India. The host, Dheeraj Sinha, CEO Leo Burnett, South Asia, and Chairman BBH India, gets candid in conversations with distinguished guests from different walks of life. Captains of the industry come on board to decode leadership, businesses, and brands through their personal experiences, insights, and journey of building and scaling businesses in India and across global markets. 

 

Join us every Thursday for the latest episode on a brand new topic on your favourite podcast network.

    Building A Fintech For Indian SMEs ft. Deepak Jain

    Building A Fintech For Indian SMEs ft. Deepak Jain

    How are digital loans triggering economic change for Bharat? How does one stand out in a saturated category such as financing? What's behind the speed at which brands are scaling-up today? 

    In Episode 10 of the podcast ‘Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha – Season 3,’ Deepak Jain, Co-Founder at FlexiLoans speaks about how regional micro business enterprises in India are contributing towards the national economy with the support of digital loans, how fintech is shaping a new India. He also shares his views on strategy to chase IPOs for a business and cites some thought-provoking insights.

    Deepak Jain was born in a family of jewellers and moneylenders. He was an in-house consultant with JSW Group when he decided to become an investment banker. He joined Indian School of Business and started working for ENAM in 2009. He worked for 15 years in the corporate world before being bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. 

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    • 53 min
    What's Shaping India's Digital Economy? Ft. Arvind Gupta

    What's Shaping India's Digital Economy? Ft. Arvind Gupta

    How is digital eCommerce gearing up to match the population of the nation? What are the initiatives and policy-making decisions channelled towards a positive nation powered by digital? How have entrepreneurs and start-ups been contributing to the new era of digitalization?

    In Episode 9 of the podcast ‘Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha – Season 3,’ Arvind Gupta, Head and Co-Founder of Digital India Foundation, shares his views on how the digital transaction system and business platforms are changing the landscape of businesses in India, and the role of start-ups and entrepreneurs in the process.

    Arvind has over 27 years of industry experience, having worked in diverse sectors in a variety of leadership, policy and entrepreneurial profiles in India and Silicon Valley, USA. He has experience in Consumer Internet, Digital Media, Payment Systems, Analytics and Data Economy. Working as CEO of MyGov is a must-mention, an initiative of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to empower Citizens of India with Participative Governance and digitally communicate Schemes and Policies to all Indians.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Marketing in the Digital Era Ft. Anil Viswanathan

    Marketing in the Digital Era Ft. Anil Viswanathan

    What has changed in the process of brand building over the period of time? How hasD2C product marketing been adapting to media evolution? What is an effective marketingmodel for a successful brand?In Episode 8 of the podcast ‘Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha – Season 3,’ AnilViswanathan, Vice President – Marketing at Mondelez India speaks about how data and technology are ushering in a new way of building brands, the effective marketing modules for marketers and the future of the D2C market.Anil joined Mondelez India in May 2000 as a management trainee and has spent more than two decades in the company, across a variety of roles including Sales, Brand & Category Marketing, Strategy and New Business Development. His journey in the company has taken him into Regional and Global roles and into different categories including Chocolate and Biscuits. One of his achievements, amongst many others, has been the launch of Cadbury 5Star globally, which is now present in 3 continents including markets like Brazil and South Africa.

    Find Anil on Social Media: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | InstagramFind Dheeraj Sinha on Social Media:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedInCheck out our website: (https://speakeasywithdheerajsinha.in/)Follow Speakeasy on Social Media:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedInFind Leo Burnett on Social Media:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn

    • 50 min
    Platform for Equal Opportunities Ft. Aabha Bakaya

    Platform for Equal Opportunities Ft. Aabha Bakaya

    What challenges do women face to wear an entrepreneurial hat? What does it take for a woman to climb through the leadership ladder? What is the role of men in boosting women empowerment?

     

    In Episode 7 of the podcast ‘Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha – Season 3,’ Aabha Bakaya, Founder and CEO at Ladies Who Lead speaks about the challenges that women face to wear an entrepreneurial hat and shares a snippet about the platform that aims at boosting women empowerment and self-development. 

     

    Aabha is a career business journalist, news anchor, editor, writer and producer. She has spent 15 years working in the media industry while being associated with major media networks as an anchor and interviewed many business stalwarts and market mavericks. Lately, Aabha has turned entrepreneur with her own company, AB Network and one of the properties under AB Network is Ladies Who Lead.

     

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    • 44 min
    Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty Ft. Jithin C Nedumala

    Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty Ft. Jithin C Nedumala

    It takes around seven generations for children living in extreme poverty to break outof poverty and earn a meaningful income. So, how does one break this povertycycle? Do social enterprises need a strong brand purpose to build trust andcredibility among volunteers and contributors? And, in this new age, what isthe role of Gen Z in social causes?In Episode 6 of the podcast ‘Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha – Season 3’, Jithin CNedumala, Founder and CEO of Make A Difference (MAD) speak about his strategicprogram that aims at breaking the cycle of poverty faced by millions of vulnerablechildren. For the new-age entrepreneur, Jithin has some thought-provoking messagesand perceptive insights on making a business successful.

    Jithin founded MAD at the age of 19 and for his philanthropic contribution, Jithin wasawarded the Ashoka Global Youth Social Entrepreneur Award, Karmaveer Puraskar,Cordes Fellowship, and Youth Actionnet Fellowship.

    Find Jithin C Nedumala on Social Media: LinkedIn |  Facebook  | Instagram | TwitterFind Dheeraj Sinha on Social Media:Facebook | Twitter |  Instagram  | LinkedInCheck out our website: (https://speakeasywithdheerajsinha.in/)Follow Speakeasy on Social Media:Facebook | Twitter |  Instagram  | LinkedInFind Leo Burnett on Social Media:Facebook | Twitter |  Instagram  | LinkedIn

    • 59 min
    Building Brands In The New-Age Marketing Era ft. Narayan Sundararaman

    Building Brands In The New-Age Marketing Era ft. Narayan Sundararaman

    Has the playbook for marketing changed from what it was two decades ago? In the age of social media and influencer marketing, should marketing let go of some of the guardrails? What’s the future of EVs in India? Would we see a complete shift of the ecosystem to electric in a few years? Or is it that, like every other change will this too will be an ‘and’ rather than an ‘or’?

     

    In Episode 5 of podcast ‘Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha – Season 3,’ Narayan Sundararaman, Head of Marketing at Bajaj Auto Ltd. addresses the science of marketing, consumer behaviour and the future of automobile industry. 

     

    Narayan Sundararaman is a seasoned marketing professional and business leader with over two decades of experience in sectors ranging from FMCG to media to electronic vehicles. Narayan has helmed marketing at Cadbury’s now Mondelez, Star Plus and now Bajaj. Narayan’s experience spans across developed as well as developing markets and multiple geographies and cultures, particularly in India, South East Asia, Australia & New Zealand and Japan. Since the beginning of his career at ITC Ltd as Assistant Branch Manager in 1995, Narayan has reached great heights.

     

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    • 1 hr 8 min

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Great questions! Authentic speaker.

Lovely first episode. Looking forward to the next one!

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