afaqs! news bureauPublished: 13 Aug 2019, 8:04 AM
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MakeMyTrip appoints Sunil Suresh as Chief Marketing Officer

MakeMyTrip has announced the appointment of Sunil Suresh as chief marketing officer (CMO) for brands MakeMyTrip and Goibibo. Sunil will drive the company’s marketing efforts to support overall strategic objectives, overseeing all initiatives across the marketing funnel, including brand, social, performance and innovation marketing tracks.

Vipul Prakash, COO, MakeMyTrip, says in a press release, “We are excited to have Sunil on board our leadership team as he brings to the table 18-years of rich experience in marketing, delivering growth across technology, consumer goods and retail businesses. With a unique blend of expertise in multiple domains, deep understanding of consumer behaviour and how businesses can leverage the power of digital, we are confident that he will help propel MakeMyTrip’s next phase of growth.”

Commenting on his new role Sunil Suresh, Chief Marketing Officer, MakeMyTrip India, says, “I am delighted to join MakeMyTrip, one of the most iconic Online Indian brands of our time. The growth story of the company has been synonymous with the growth of travel industry in India. With ambitious plans lined up for its next phase of growth, I am looking forward to be a part of this exciting trip.”

Previously, Sunil was chief marketing and strategy officer at Capillary Tech for two years and was responsible for driving growth and profits through the strategic transformation of the company. Prior to that, he held the crucial positions of Chief Digital Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at Yum! Brands (Pizza Hut) wherein he led teams for six-plus years delivering growth in the Middle East, Africa, Pakistan and Turkey. Also, Sunil has worked for a decade in Unilever, wherein he held various positions in sales and marketing.

Sunil is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and holds post-graduate diploma from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow batch of 2000.