Deepak Jolly

Deepak Jolly, Vice-President, Venturing and Emerging Brands (VEB)

Coca-Cola India & South West Asia

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Known facts

  • Deepak Jolly is the Vice President, Venturing and EmergingBrands (VEB) at Coca-Cola India and South West Asia.
  • With a career spanning close to 3 decades, he has worked across a diverse set of industries and organisations including Hindustan Unilever, PepsiCo India, Godfrey Phillips and Bharti Airtel.
  • At Coca-Cola, prior to his current responsibility, he headed Public Affairs and Communications across the India and South West Asia Business Unit for almost a decade.
  • Deepak has a degree in Management Studies from the University of Pennsylvania as a part of the Wharton Advance Management Program and Bachelor’s degree in Commercefrom Delhi University.
  • He currently serves as the chairman of the AMCHAM CSR Committee, Member of the FICCI Water Mission, Co-Chairman of the FICCI Sports Committee and Founding Member of the Indian Beverage Association (IBA).
  • He has also won a number of awards and accolades for his contribution to the field of Public Relations and Communications as well as Public Affairs.
  • As Vice-President for the Venturing and Emerging Brands(VEB) division at Coca-Cola India and South West Asia, Deepak leads the expansion of company's premium and emerging product portfolio through different business models across the region.

Lesser-known facts

  • While strategic expansion decisions or conceptualizing new ways of expanding the product portfolio are his forte, Deepak is a storyteller at heart and likes to captivate his audience through vivid descriptions of his travel experiences.
  • A lover of classic rock and roll, Deepak likes to groove to the beats of the Beatles and Harry Belafonte. An inherently thinking man, chess is his favourite sport though he occasionally plays a game of table tennis as well. However, given a choice he would love to try snorkeling again.
  • A believer of the fact that nothing in life is impossible, he lives by the motto “possibility ka doosra nam, Deepak Jolly hai”.
  • As one of India’s leading practitioners of public/ corporate affairs, Deepak is passionate about social issues and in his spare time dedicates himself to causes which touch his heart.
  • A food critic in his own right, he can be spotted on a Friday evening nursing a glass of Ginger Ale and Bourbon.