11 May 2015, Monday

We are delighted to have the inspirational Apurvi Sheth join us for BoardAgender’s Up Close and Personal Session. Participants will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with Apurvi as she shares her learnings, insights and story of her path to becoming a Managing Director at Diageo, the leading global alcoholic beverage company.

She will discuss the role of senior women in business and corporates in empowering women as well as the importance of mentorship to grow in today’s challenging business environment.

Join us for our next BoardAgender event
An Exclusive Up Close and Personal Session with Apurvi Sheth (Diageo)

Monday, 11 May 2015

8.30am – 9.45am
(Registration at 8.00am)

Diageo, 13th Floor
One George Street
Singapore 049145

$30.00 for BoardAgender members (To become a member, click here)
$50.00 for Guests
(Light breakfast will be provided)

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Speaker’s Bio:

Apurvi has over 23 years of experience in marketing, innovation, sales and customer marketing across leading FMCGs such as Nestle, Coca-Cola, Pepsico and Diageo. She is currently the Managing Director, Southeast Asia Emerging Markets and Joint Ventures in Diageo where she is leading the business in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and other emerging markets. Prior to assuming her present role in Diageo, she was General Manager of Innovation for Asia Pacific where she led a team of 40 highly motivated managers across Innovation, Finance, Design, Technical and Supply.

Apurvi herself has broken through cultural barriers to develop her own international career and she continues to be actively involved in developing female leadership and women’s rights both within and outside the business through Plan W, Diageo’s initiative that aims to empower women by providing opportunities to learn and develop skills. This initiative is part of Diageo’s 2020 sustainability and responsibility targets to ‘Building Thriving Communities’ which also includes ‘Advocating Leadership In Alcohol In Society’ and ‘Reducing Environmental Impact.’

Apurvi has also played an important role in developing female leadership within Diageo. While Managing Director of Innovation of Asia Pacific she led a ‘lean-in’ group for women to come together each month and share inspirational leadership stories as well as challenges overcome in the workplace. Apurvi is also part of the Diageo Leadership Performance Programme (DLPP), an industry-leading leadership development programme, designed and delivered throughout the year through a faculty of Executive Committee members and senior leaders from within the business.

Apurvi has served on the Board of Directors of Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB) in the capacity as a nominee of GAPL Pte Ltd since 1 July 2014. Together with other Board members of GAB, she plays a key role in overseeing the organization and ensuring that the company continues to operate in the best interests of its shareholders.
She holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India and a Bachelor in Commerce and Economics from Sydenham College, India and is a passionate Indian Classical musician and a meditation master, teaching in her spare time.


RSVP by 5 May 2015, Tuesday.
Business women and men are welcome to attend.
Limited to 30 seats. Registration on a first come, first serve basis.

For enquiries, please contact Elizabeth at contact@boardagender.org or 6571 0199.