Akhil Puri

Founder and CEO at Earth 47

Bengaluru Area, India

Summary
FMCG Sales Consumer Behavior Product Design Teamwork Management Sales Marketing
I am currently building a crowd-funding platform to fight climate change by supporting green projects across the globe.

Before venturing out on my own, I had been involved in a variety of roles across multiple industries- from sales and marketing at Hindustan Unilever to product management for the health tech start up Practo.

At HUL I handled a turnover of 500 crores spanning 11 districts and 67 distributors of Rural Andra Pradesh, while managing a team of 28 people. The experience provided me with deep understanding of sales & distribution management, especially in rural areas, along with giving me key insights into team motivation, team building and incentive design.

At Practo I led multiple teams and was involved in conceptualizing and building multiple mobile and tablet based applications This experience helped me hone key skills necessary for any successful product launch- need identification, market sizing, product design, funnel optimization and relentless execution by coordinating with on-ground sales & ops teams.
Experience

Founder at Earth 47

Jul 2017 - Present

Building a crowd-funding platform to fight climate change by supporting green projects

Senior Product manager at Practo

May 2015 - Jun 2017

Led the development of mobile & tablet applications to digitise workflows in clinics & hospitals and improve healthcare delivery by providing greater convenience to both doctors & patients.

Area sales manager at Hindustan Unilever

Feb 2013 - Apr 2015

Led a team of 28 sales officers in coastal AP, handled 62 distributors with a cumulative turnover of INR 480 crores per annum

Management trainee at Hindustan Unilever

Apr 2012 - Feb 2013

Completed multifunctional stints across sales and marketing over a period of 10 months as part of the HUL management trainee program before taking over as Area sales manager for rural coastal AP

Associate Software Engineer at Symantec

Jun 2009 - Apr 2010

Developed and maintain multiple products in the provisioning domain

Education

PGDM at IIM Bangalore

May 2010 - Feb 2012

Computer Science at BITS, Pilani

Jul 2005 - May 2009

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