Rahul Kadavakolu | SPEAKERS | NEST | New Economy Summit 2018

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Rahul Kadavakolu

Director, Global Marketing Supervisory Department, Rakuten, Inc.

Rahul is the Director of the Global Marketing Supervisory Department at Rakuten, Inc. He joined in 2016 from Wipro to help build and drive Rakuten’s global brand and marketing agenda. One of his core missions is to position Rakuten as one of the world’s foremost innovative companies by bringing together the pillars of strategy, design and technology.


By identifying innovative concepts and best practices that can be applied across multiple markets, Rahul is responsible for strategy and execution of marketing and branding for Rakuten’s extensive global business portfolio. He has been instrumental in negotiating and signing the FC Barcelona partnership and making Rakuten FCB’s Official Innovation and Entertainment partner. He was also at the forefront signing the partnership with Golden State Warriors, making Rakuten the Official E-Commerce, Video-On-Demand and Affiliate Marketing Partner.


He has over 16 years of proven experience across brand management, communications and field marketing in various industries with a focus on the IT, internet services and technology sectors. Rahul received a Bachelor’s in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai, India.