Sejal Shah Gulati is the acting CMO for Ezetap Mobile Solutions, a Bangalore based mobile payments startup. She has spearheaded the rebranding of the company as well as establishing the brand and product marketing function. In addition she is a founding Trustee of Sonder Connect, a mentoring and training platform for women entrepreneurs in India.
Prior to EZETAP, she was the founding President and Managing Director of Time Inc India, also known as TAS. The company started from a cubicle in 2006 with one employee to 900 employees in 2016. Over nine years, Sejal scaled the operation to perform operations as diverse as research and insights to financial planning and analytics, thereby creating the only global in house center for a major US media company and the third largest office for Time Inc.
Prior to her current role, Sejal was the VP of Business Processes for Time Inc. in New York, where she set up the plan for transitioning work to India. Sejal began her career at Time Inc. as the Business Development Director for Money magazine. After her role at Money, she was the Director of Marketing for Real Simple and InStyle magazines. During her time at Real Simple, Sejal established business partnerships with Whole Foods Market, Crabtree and Evelyn, and Williams Sonoma/Pottery Barn. Before joining Time Inc., Sejal was Senior Manager for Business Development for American Express in New York City from 2000 to 2002. At American Express, Sejal worked on the ‘Blue Card’ where she developed and executed the partnership with Virgin Music. Sejal began her career in 1995 at MetLife, the the Management Training Program, where she rotated through four business units, including finance, sales, online marketing and human resources. As part of the program she was on the launch team of Metlife.com where she set up and managed the online presence of MetLife.
Sejal has previously served on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University and is currently on the Global Alumni Board of Harvard Business School and serves as Vice President of the Board. She is also a partner in the Bangalore chapter of Social Venture Partners (SVP), a volunteer social venture fund. Sejal is also a 2014 ILI Aspen Fellow and a member of the Bangalore chapter of YPO (YOUNG PRESIDENTS ORGANIZATION.) Sejal is an avid reader, an accomplished runner and an aspiring golfer and guitar player. Sejal recently successfully completed the New York City Marathon. She currently lives in Bangalore, India with her husband and two young daughters. Sejal has a B.A. from Princeton University(1995) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (2000).