Akhil Puri

Founder and CEO at Earth 47

Bengaluru Area, India

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Summary
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
Jul 2017
Founder at Earth 47

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

Jun 2017

Left job at Practo

May 2015
Senior Product manager at Practo

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.

Apr 2015

Left job at Hindustan Unilever

Feb 2013
Area sales manager at Hindustan Unilever

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

Feb 2013

Left job at Hindustan Unilever

Apr 2012
Management trainee at Hindustan Unilever

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

Apr 2010

Left job at Symantec

Jun 2009
Associate Software Engineer at Symantec

Developed and maintain multiple products in the provisioning domain

Education
Feb 2012

Graduated from IIM Bangalore

May 2010
Started PGDM at IIM Bangalore
May 2009

Graduated from BITS, Pilani

Jul 2005
Started Computer Science at BITS, Pilani
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