Stan Sthanunathan

STAN STHANUNATHAN

Member of the Board of Directors
Schlesinger Group

Stan advises on various go-to-market strategies, technology innovation strategies, and helps drive operational excellence to support global growth. He brings a broad range of leadership experience as well as a storied track record in research excellence.

Stan retired from Unilever in May 2021, where he served as Executive Vice President of Consumer & Market Insights. As chief provocateur, he headed up the insights function globally based in London. 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, IIR, 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.

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