Stan SthanunathanRetired Executive Vice President – CMI at UNILEVER
Stan Sthanunathan joined Unilever in July 2013 as Executive Vice President of Consumer & Market Insights. As chief provocateur, he headed up the insights function globally based in London. He retired from Unilever on June 1, 2021.
Post retirement he has started an AI/ML enabled company called i-Genie.AI focused on delivering near real time insights and ideas to help business identify Next Big Thing
Prior to joining Unilever, he was Vice President of Marketing Strategy & Insights for The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, heading up the function on a global basis.
Some of his external affiliations include Patron and Fellow of The Market Research Society in the UK, past Board Member of The ARF, NY. He was also the Chairman of On-Line Data Quality of ARF. He is a regular keynote speaker in various industry conferences like ESOMAR Congress, MRS, ARF, Ilex, TMRE, IRI to name a few. He also lectured on insights at Cambridge Judge Business School, Sloan Business School, Yale, Wharton, Emory Goizueta Business School, INSEAD, IE School of Business, University of Wisconsin.
Stan has also co-authored a book titled AI for Marketing and Product Innovation as well as an article in HBR back in September 2016 on “Building an Insights Engine”