Shivakumar is currently Group Executive President for Strategy and Business Development, Aditya Birla Group. He joined the ABG group in January 2018. Prior to this, he was the Chairman and CEO for PepsiCo for four years. Before he joined PepsiCo, he was CEO at Nokia, India and later went on to become the Sr. Vice President, Emerging Markets, for nearly a decade. Shiv has worked with over 50 brands in his career and seen many business transformations.
Shiv writes and teaches regularly about Innovation, leadership, Followership, Business Models, Digitization etc. across leading business schools in the world. He has been on the Board of Governors of IIM Ahmedabad between 2012 and 2017, he was on the Godrej Consumer products Board between 2009 and 2017. He was the President of the All India management association in 2012- 2013. He is currently the Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association, and Chairman of the Advertising Standards Council of India. He is currently on the board of XLRI and IIM Udaipur. Shiv has received a lot of awards – Best CEO, Best brand builder, for leadership, for Turnaround etc.. The awards most dear to him are the two distinguished Alumnus awards he received from IIT madras and IIM Calcutta. He is one of twenty people in India to have distinguished alumnus awards from both IIT and IIM.