Chandramouli Venkatesan (Mouli) is a successful author of books titled “Catalyst” and “Get Better at Getting Better” and has a 27-year track record in Indian industry across sectors. He is CEO Special Projects at Pidilite Industries apart from being a keynote speaker, consultant and corporate and leadership trainer to various organisations.
Prior to this avatar, his last role was as the Managing Director for Mondelēz India (erstwhile Cadbury India). Chandramouli joined the company in 2005 and was there till 2016 in a variety of roles spanning marketing, HR and business leadership in India and Asia Pacific levels.
Prior to that Chandramouli was in Indian consumer durable major Onida (TV, Washing machines, Air Conditioners etc.) as the head of Sales & Marketing for four years. His first nine years was with Asian Paints India Limited taking up sales and marketing roles having joined them straight from business school.
Chandramouli’s first book “Catalyst” which was published in Feb 2018 is a bestseller. It won the Crossword award on best book on Business & Management and the Amazon award for the most popular book in Non-Fiction for 2018. His second book “Get Better at Getting better” was published in Jan 2019. This book is a nominee for the best business & management book for Crossword awards in 2019. These books are on a topic which he is very passionate about, which is about helping people succeed. Mouli has done numerous speaking assignments over the last 3 years on this topic and other topics.
He holds Master of Business Administration (1991 pass out) in Marketing from XLRI Jamshedpur a premiere management institute in India, and a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai. He is currently based in Mumbai, India.