Shilpa Desai is the Executive Vice President and Head of Marketing with HDFC ERGO, where she is responsible for defining and driving the brand strategy and supporting business initiatives through marketing communications. Alongside her professional career, she is pursuing her PhD with IIT Bombay in the area of Social Influencer Marketing. She has varied experience in manufacturing, product and service organizations, including an extensive experience in financial services, with ICICI Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and IDFC Bank and Fullerton India, where she worked in various capacities of Head of Marketing and Head of Digital Business.
Alongside her professional work, she is an avid reader, writer, a fitness enthusiast, and a marathoner. She is an engineer, and an MBA, and is currently a second year doctoral scholar with IIT Bombay.