Prakash Nedungadi / Group Head,Consumer Insights and Brand Development, Aditya Birla Group,

Prakash Nedungadi is the Group Head for Consumer Insights and Brand Development at the Aditya
Birla Group, a $41 bln global conglomerate based out of India. The Group is a leading global player in
chemicals like carbon black, aluminium, rayon, acrylic fibre and cement and is also a strong presence
in B2C businesses in India like telecom, home-building, branded apparel, textiles, retail and financial
services.

Prior to this, Prakash has worked for over 27 years in various leading roles in Marketing, Sales and
General Management at companies such as Unilever, Gillette and Procter & Gamble across several
product categories and leading global brands like Gillette, Lipton, Braun, Duracell and Wall’s,
amongst others. He was CEO for Madura Garments, India’s leading branded apparel business within
the Aditya Birla Group.

He has also worked for three years in a social enterprise- The Teacher Foundation- which is a leading
provider of school teacher and school leader training and development. He continues his connect
with this organisation as a non-Executive Director and Trustee.

Prakash’s assignments have been in India, in the Middle East and Africa as well as in Europe and
hence he has had first-hand experience of delighting customers and managing brands and
businesses across all these markets. He is passionate about Marketing, Brands and Leadership.
In his current role, Prakash performs a central role in the Aditya Birla Group, working with the
Group’s B2B and B2C businesses on developing strong customer preference and building powerful
brands through deep insighting, customer centric culture and design and innovation.

Prakash is also a certified business coach and a marathon runner.