Lakhshya Verma

  • Kolkata West Bengal
Lakhshya Verma

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Present

Group Marketing VP - Marketing & Business Development

RP Group

Heading the group marketing communications, primary responsibility is to re-position the number 3 Indian computer brand Chirag to enhance the brand equity. Initiated National marketing activities and launched new path breaking product campaigns.

Currently setting up 250 exclusive Franchise Stores across India.

  • Implemented Channel Loyalty Program to increase the sales and number of partners
  • Launched new products like Tablets and own branded peripherals exclusively for own retail
  • Setup team for effective production controls and tie-ups for the entertainment division
  • Created new brand/sub-brands for different divisions
Oct 2007 - Oct 2008

Sr GM - Brand

Ambuja Realty Development Limited

Was hired to create a brand for the upcoming hospitality division of the company. Interacted with the advertising agencies for creating communication and collaterals for the existing hospitality units.

Oct 2003 - Sep 2007

VP - FIlms & Marketing

89 Cinemas - Ambuja Realty Development Limited

Challenged to setup all operations, programming & marketing functions of the multiplex chain and coin the name of the multiplex brand and devise pricing product strategy, brand positioning and process improvement. Drive successful promotional campaigns & strategies; coordinate efficiently with market and product managers to identify opportunities for product & promotions.

Major activities involveddevelopment of promotion strategies and direct all media-relation activities related to content introduction and enhancement while being accountable for the bottom-line. Lead and trained team members across various streams of multiplex operations.
Aug 2002 - Sep 2003

Business Head - New Projects

LOWE

Tasked with developing Lintertainment as the marketing arm for Bollywood movie production houses and innovate product endorsement across all industry segments & work out process of merchandising

  • Successfully developed Lintertainment as the marketing arm for Venus, Sajid Nadiadwalas & Nagesh Kukunoor productions.
Efficiently handled significant in-film product placement of Videocon & Maruti Udhyog Ltd.
Aug 2000 - Jul 2002

Chief - Loyalty Programme

Pantaloon Retail India Ltd.

Entrusted with spearheading functions in the loyalty division, stream lining operations and budgeting, developing strategies to build brand value and equity.

Major activities involved relationship management and setting up redemption procedures. Took initiatives to create alliances for increased presence & viral growth with focus on survey, Research, Database rentals and Event management.

  • Coined the name ‘Green Card’ and managed India’s significant loyalty programme. Increased members’ contribution from 8% to 39% within 8 months of launching of the programme across 13 stores
  • Maintained average contact rate as twice/month where traffic increased to 1.5 times a month
  • Pioneer in the industry to start the process of retailing clothes from movies.
  • Instrumental in the biggest merchandising deal of total worth of 1crore for the movie ‘Na Tum Jano Na Hum’
Aug 1999 - Jul 2000

Head - Marketing & Film Sourcing

Cathay Cineasia Entertainment Pvt. Ltd

Charged with finalizing the joint venture with Cathay Cineplexes Pte, Singapore and to initiate investment opportunities for the promoters in India, Srilanka & Bangladesh as part of the core team. Developed service operator’s model to target new multiplexes.

Jul 1991 - Jul 1999

Head - Marketing & Corporate Affairs

PVR Ltd

Taken on board to handle all tie-ups with celebrities for promotions, worked in close association with advertising agencies formulate campaigns for film launch, actively involved in cinema programming, budgeting the film revenue vis-à-vis film rentals and media on product launches, events and topics related to the industry

Education

Education
Jul 1989 - Jul 1990

PGDCA

IST
Apr 1987 - Mar 1989

Bachelor of Computer Science

College of Science