LUMS Guest Speaker Session by Shiv Shivakumar
Shiv Shivakumar, Vice President - Nokia (India, Middle East & Africa) will be visiting LUMS as a guest speaker. He will deliver a session for MBA students on “Sales & distribution: Focus on high tech products and comparison with FMCG”.
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: SDSB Building, First Floor, Auditorium-104, LUMS
About the Speaker
Shiv Shivakumar or ‘Shiv’ as he is popularly known is currently the Managing Director and VP of Nokia India. From January 1, 2012, Shiv has handled India, Middle East and Africa for Nokia as the Senior VP, based out of Dubai. Shiv has an Engineering and an MBA degree and is essentially a Marketer and a General Manager. He has run more than 34 brands in his career over two decades. He is known as a ‘growth’ manager, having grown every brand and business he has been associated with. He has a track record of building brands, developing people and bringing creative and innovative business model solutions in the categories and industries he has worked in.
Shiv is an avid reader, he writes regularly for business magazines and teaches regularly at all the top business schools across the world. The achievements of the Nokia India team under Shiv have been penned down as case studies at Harvard, ISB and the Ivey School of Business. In the last six years, Nokia has become India’s largest multinational and also the most trusted brand between 2007 and 2010, surpassing many hundred and fifty year old household brands in India.
Shiv is on the board of Godrej Consumer Products and is also the Senior Vice President of the All India Management Association. Shiv has received many awards, the top five Marketers in India 2003, Brand Builder of the year in 2008, Best CEO in 2009 and recently his alma mater IIM Calcutta awarded him the Most Distinguished Alumnus Award in November 2011 during their golden jubilee celebrations, one of the nine alumni to get this in the history of IIM Calcutta. Shiv follows sports and is a keen sportsman himself.