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Vineeta Tikekar, Marketing Director, Corporate Services APAC, Sodexo

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If you want something, raise your hand and go for it. Don’t pre-empt situations in the future that might hold you back. Things have a way of working out.

Vineeta is responsible for leading the marketing function for the APAC region, which involves consumer and client insights, service design and consumer experience for all workplace services.  She is also a member of the APAC Corporate Services Executive Committee.

Prior to Sodexo, Vineeta worked with Standard Chartered Bank where she was the Head of Marketing for Malaysia.  She also worked with the Bank in India and started her career in insights with Nielsen in India.

She is a strong advocate for Diversity and Inclusion and has spoken at several forums on the subject. She was a panellist speaker at the UN Global Compact Meeting in April 2017 and several Sodexo and industry events over the years.

2 Rs - Running and Reading help her refresh from a hectic day. She also enjoys travelling – visiting new places and experiencing different cultures, people and cuisines. 

Top tips

  • It is ok to be ambitious and work towards achieving one’s goals.
  • Be open to asking for help, to be successful it is important to create a good support system.
  • Take initiative for your career development, raise your hands more often and ask for important projects.
  • As leaders, support other women to create a healthy ecosystem.

  • Speak up and talk about your achievements. Do not assume that the other person knows about them.

 

the most valuable piece of advice SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU

There is no fun being an exhausted superwoman – ask for help and create a good support system. 

Your key piece advice to someone looking to progress

If you want something, raise your hand and go for it. Don’t pre-empt situations in the future that might hold you back. Things have a way of working out.