Neel Jadhav has a diverse work experience spanning over several companies and roles. Neel is currently serving as the Vice President of Marketing at Katonic.ai since 2022. Prior to this, Neel worked at Akasa Air as the General Manager of Marketing from 2021 to 2022. During their time at Akasa Air, Neel was responsible for establishing the brand and marketing ecosystem, including the recruitment of agencies and team members. Neel also designed the website and app and extended the brand identity to multiple sub-brands and services.
Before joining Akasa Air, Neel worked at VFS Global as the Deputy General Manager of Brand & B2C Marketing from 2019 to 2021. Neel was later promoted to General Manager of Marketing. At VFS Global, Neel led a team of marketing managers and designers and was responsible for research, marketing, digital, and media activities globally. Neel also developed and executed a global content strategy across various channels.
Prior to VFS Global, Neel served as a Senior Brand Manager at Jet Airways from 2016 to 2019. During their time at Jet Airways, they led a marketing team and managed a significant budget. Neel planned and executed successful video-led content strategies for digital and social platforms, resulting in high engagement rates. Neel also spearheaded the re-launch of Global Linker and a dormant student travel program, driving substantial registration and revenue growth.
Neel's career began at Godrej Appliances in 2012, where they served as a Marketing Manager and later as a Senior Marketing Manager. As a Category Marketing Manager, they managed multiple sub-brands and played a crucial role in launching a new premium brand, repositioning Godrej Appliances as a modern and technologically advanced brand. Neel also managed PAN India campaigns, including print, radio, and store-level activations.
Before their professional career, Neel gained valuable experience as a Summer Intern at Nutrela, Ruchi Group in 2011.
Neel Jadhav received their Engineer's Degree in Information Technology from G H Patel College of Engineering & Technology, where they studied from 2007 to 2010. Following that, they pursued a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a specialization in Marketing at T A Pai Management Institute in Manipal, completing their studies from 2010 to 2012.
In addition to their formal education, Neel Jadhav has also obtained additional certifications. In 2020, they completed the Accelerated Leadership Development Programme offered by SP Jain School of Global Management in Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, and Sydney. Furthermore, in April 2022, they obtained the ISB Executive Prestige Program certification from the Indian School of Business.
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February, 2023 - present