Apurva Chamaria is the Chief Revenue Officer of RateGain, one of world’s leading SaaS company’s serving over 20,000+ customers in the travel and hospitality industry across 100+ countries. In his role, he leads sales, marketing, alliances and customer success across the world.
Prior to joining RateGain, Apurva was the Global Head of Corporate Marketing for HCL Technologies, an US$ 8 Bn global IT major. Under his leadership HCL became the fastest growing brand in the Interbrand top Indian brands list for 2 years in a row (No. 17 in 2016) and was ranked at No.378 and valued at US$ 4.4 Bn in the Brand Finance Global 500 2017 league table. Between 2013-17, HCL campaigns won 110 prestigious global and regional marketing awards. In his 12 years at HCL, he played an integral role in scaling the company from US$700 Mn to US$ 8 Bn. Prior to HCL, he was the youngest country manager at Ranbaxy (now Sun Pharmaceuticals) leading the business in ANZ. In various parts of his career, he has worked in Asia-Pacific, India, Africa, the UK and North America.
Apurva has been named the ‘Marketer of the Year’ by World Leadership Forum, ‘Digital Marketer of the Year’ by IAMAI and ‘B2B Marketer of the Year’ by Paul Writer. He featured in Pluralsight Digi100 List Powered by Paul Writer, the recognition for the top 100 Digital Marketers in India. In 2018, he was feted as 40 under 40 by the Campaign Asia magazine.
Apurva was recognized by The Economic Times as amongst the top 10 angel investors in India in 2019. Some of his investee companies include Witty Feed, Inc. 42, Josh Talks, Funlockar, CubeRoot, Chq Book Innov8, Simulanis VR, Lucideus Tech, Skill Acquire, SHEROES and ProEVE among others.
In addition, Apurva is a columnist for Pitch and Digital Market Asia. His book You are the Key: Unlocking Doors Through Social Selling (Bloomsbury) hit #2 in the Amazon India Best-Sellers list within 20 days of being launched in Jan 2016 and is currently a best-seller on the WH Smith best-seller list as #1. It was also recognized by Prime-minister Narendra Modi for contributing to Digital India. His second book Master Growth Hacking (Random House Penguin) features in the trenches stories of top internet companies in India and was released in August 2018.
He is the President Elect of the Rotary Club of Delhi Mid-West focusing on programs that are solving rural sanitation, water and education problems. He recently co-founded the NGO, ShowCause.org to lead change in accessible healthcare for all in India.
He completed his schooling from the prestigious Mayo College, Ajmer and holds a double master’s in business management (IMI) and advertising (IIMC). He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, Boston and pursuing his PhD. in digital engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.