36 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. 

 

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

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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.

    Transforming India's Food Landscape

    Transforming India's Food Landscape

    In this episode, our host,  Dheeraj Sinha delves into the intriguing world of millets and their resurgence in India. He engages in a conversation with Prashant Parameswaran, the MD & CEO of Tata Consumer Soulfull Pvt. Ltd., who brings invaluable insights to the table with his extensive experience in the food industry. Prashant's discussion touches on the challenges of popularizing millets, bridging generational gaps, and making them relevant to contemporary dietary preferences.

    The episode also explores the art of building a brand in the diverse landscape of Bharat. Prashant emphasizes the significance of understanding regional differences and cultural nuances in marketing. Overall, this episode provides a concise yet informative glimpse into the transformation of India's food industry and the strategies behind it.

    • 59 min
    Transforming the Retail Landscape in India

    Transforming the Retail Landscape in India

    In the fourth episode of 'Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha – Season 4, Nitin Chhabra, the CEO of Ace Turtle, the company behind the success of retail brands such as Lee and Wrangler in India. 

    Nitin in this episode, discusses with Dheeraj, about how brands can scale in a diverse market like India, how a fashion brand should approach tier 2, tier 3 cities of Bharat, how traditional legacy brands are embracing new-age tech platforms and data-driven strategies and in today’s time, how crucial is it for brands to prioritize sustainability and social responsibility.

    Before Ace Turtle, Nitin has worked with Reliance Brands, Brooks Brothers, and Reid & Taylor India.

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    • 45 min
    Simplifying the Financial Journey for Indians

    Simplifying the Financial Journey for Indians

    In the third episode of Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha, we talk to Mukesh Kalra, the founder and CEO of ET Money, one of India's leading wealth tech startups. With fifteen years of experience in shaping businesses and consumer internet products, Mukesh brings a wealth of knowledge to our discussion. At ET Money, his vision is to simplify the financial journey for all Indians and provide them with intelligent investment strategies.

    In this episode, we delve into how the post-pandemic era has influenced trading and investment behaviours, the transformative impact of fintech on the youth's investment habits in India, and the nuanced differences in investment trends between metro India and tier 2 and tier 3 cities. This promises to be an enlightening conversation about the ever-evolving landscape of finance in India. Join us as we gain insights from Mukesh Kalra's extensive experience and expertise in the fintech industry.Find Mukesh Kalra on Social Media: LinkedIn | 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 | LinkedInFacebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn

    • 48 min
    Building a thriving Beauty Business in India

    Building a thriving Beauty Business in India

    In the second episode of 'Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha – Season 4,' Manish Chowdhary, Co-Founder of WOW Skin Science, delves into his experiences about establishing a thriving D2C brand. He discusses the hurdles within the beauty and wellness sector and emphasizes the offline market's significance. Manish's journey from an IT giant's laptop retailer and wholesaler to a prosperous beauty brand creator serves as a motivating story. He underscores the value of digital strategies and the necessity to revamp offline strategies. The conversation covers successful business approaches as well as the valuable lessons learned from failures on the path to achievement.

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    • 49 min
    Taking Pharmacies Online

    Taking Pharmacies Online

    In the inaugural episode of 'Speakeasy with Dheeraj Sinha – Season 4' Gaurav Agarwal, Co-Founder of 1mg, delves into pivotal healthcare shifts in India, unveiling insights on consumers transitioning from traditional pharmacies to virtual medical platforms.As leader of Tata's eCommerce and technology strategy, Gaurav' journey from co-founding 1mg to his Silicon Valley tenure brings unique perspective. He explores the collaborative impact of mobile technology on medical services, optimizing patient convenience. Amid these discussions, he highlights the essential ingredients of a nurturing work environment for start-up growth. This episode encapsulates Gaurav's insights in sync with today's healthcare and technological landscape.

     

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    • 53 min
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

ramanverma23 ,

Opinion

Ms Sehgal’s opinion on how being too attached to the company you’ve invested in should be resisted. She resonated this by saying that if you’re too attached to the companies, you won’t be able to give detached advice when asked for it. Every investor needs to hear this!

Vivek Ghevariya ,

Amazing

How amusing it is to see the parameters of traditional marketing losing their potency! However, so well stated here by Anil in Episode 8 of Season 3, correctness of content, abstaining from violating ethics, focus on company/ brand’s self-credibility will ensure in escaping decay once the eye-ball catching dramatic digital conversation is over. New age companies always need to remember this.

rituchopramua ,

Must listen

Celebrity endorsing brands must sit back and listen to this interview in Ep 8 of S3. A celebrity may or may not ensure success but telling compelling stories, building meaningful relationships is a sure ingredient for brand’s positioning. I would like to hear the next interview on the necessary ingredients for brand building for startups.

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