Guest Keynote

Chandramouli Venkatesan 


CEO (Special Projects) at Pidilite Industries Limited

Strategies on how to win at work and in life

This talk will highlight key principles on succeeding at work and in life from Chandramouli’s books Catalyst and Get Better at Getting Better. The talk will discuss:


1. How success is not about how good you are, but it about how good a model you have to continuously improve how good you are. The “Get Better model” as Chandramoul calls it. How to build this ‘Get better model’ and improve rapidly?


2. Most people succeed in the 1st half of their careers, very few succeed in the 2nd half of their careers. How to prepare for success in the 2nd half?


3. How to leverage life as a catalyst for success at work?

More about Chandramouli:

Chandramouli Venkatesan (Mouli) is a successful author of bestseller book titled Catalyst and has a 27-year track record in Indian industry across sectors. He is currently CEO (Special Projects) at Pidilite Industries Limited.


Prior to that, his last role was as the Managing Director for Mondelēz India (erstwhile Cadbury India). Chandramouli joined the company in 2005 and was there till 2016 in a variety of roles spanning marketing, HR and business leadership in India and Asia Pacific levels.


Prior to this Chandramouli was in Indian consumer durable major Onida (TV, Washing machines, Air Conditioners etc.) as the head of Sales & Marketing for four years. His first nine years was with Asian Paints India Limited taking up sales and marketing roles having joined them straight from business school.


Chandramouli’s first book “Catalyst” which was published in Feb 2018 is a bestseller. This book is on a topic which he is very passionate about, which is about helping people succeed. Mouli has done over 65 speaking assignments on this topic covering 48 companies till now.


He holds Master of Business Administration (1991 pass out) in Marketing from XLRI Jamshedpur a premiere management institute in India, and a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai. He is currently based in Mumbai, India.

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