SPHEEHA Member and a Marketing veteran of electrical industry, Mr. R K Caprihan has been conferred the “Distinguished Alumnus Award” for 2020 by his alma mater IIT Kharagpur for his achievements, leadership, contribution to society and peer recognition.
The award conferment ceremony will take place during the virtual 66th Annual Convocation of the Institute on Saturday January 23rd 2021.
With a career spanning over 45 years with the last 15 being at Board level Mr. R K Caprihan is also an advisor to the board of half a dozen companies. He did his B Tech with Honours in Electrical Engineering and started his career with Crompton Greaves (then a British MNC). Climbing rapidly up the ladder and through various companies all over India he became VP Marketing in Kelvinator and established the “coolest one” in every house hold.
He lead the brand migration to Whirlpool as V P Marketing South Asia region. There he saw a great opportunity in the coming of Samsung and as the first employee and the first Deputy Managing Director he strategized, wrote and executed the entry strategy for Samsung in India and this became a reference book for Samsung Globally.