Nita Kapoor ( b. May 1964), Chief Operating Officer, Domestic of Godfrey Phillips India is at the helm of managing and supervising all domestic businesses of Godfrey Phillips India namely Tobacco, Tea, Pan Masala and Candy.
Starting her career as a Management Trainee at Mudra Communications (1986 -2002) an advertising agency set up by Reliance Group . During these 16 years she has worked on a portfolio of domestic and international brands .RASNA, VIMAL, GNFC, MOBIL, NESTLE,FRITO LAY, McDonalds ,DABUR. And built her expertise in the Consumer Products Sector ,subjects of expertise include Brand Development (New Launch and Re engineering ) , deep understanding of the India consumer ( Male/Female & Family ),Communication and Product Policy.
At Godfrey Phillips India as an Executive Vice President and later on as the COO, ( 2002 current ) she is responsible for leading and guiding all functions like Human Resources, Finance, Corporate Affairs, Legal, Corporate Development, IT and Operations, R&D, Marketing and Market Research. She is also responsible for Sales and Distribution that has over 500 direct sales employees ,700 distributors with over 8, 00,000 retail outlets across India associated with the Company. Total all India team strength of over 5000.
During her tenure as the COO , she has been working towards diversifying from Only Tobacco To Tobacco & Tea , Indian Pan Masala and Mouth Fresheners , Candy. With aggressive business goals, she has given an impetus to the brands, product development , and operations. She travels extensively across the country ( urban- class 1 towns- rural India) to keep in touch with her teams, meeting trade partners, and building on her consumer knowledge by continuously engaging with consumers as she walks the market.
She has also been the key force behind Godfrey Phillips Bravery going beyond recognizing and awarding brave acts of common people and conceptualized and launched the Company’s key CSR – Amodini, women’s empowerment initiative. The project aims at making women economically self-sufficient and independent by providing them with vocational training and skill development.
Nita pursues her experience actively and participates in various bodies to lend her expertise.
Director TII , Member FICCI FMCG Committee. Member G100 Network US.
She serves as a Non-Executive Director of Muskaan, an organisation working for the intellectually challenged and advocates human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
She has been celebrated on Impacts ‘Top 50 Influential Women’ two years consecutively.
Nita is married to Sushil President & CEO Technical Textiles Business SRF Limited , they have a daughter Aparajita who is currently pursuing her PGDM at Harvard .
Education – Commerce Graduate , Management Education Program IIMA , Advanced Management Program Harvard Business School.