Sumanta Ray

CMO, Narayana Health

Sumanta Ray has over 23 years of experience in Sales & Marketing, Branding and International Business Development. He started his career in brand management and subsequently moved on to sales & marketing roles in retail, telecom, financial services and healthcare, with stints in leading organizations like Airtel, Reliance & Apollo Hospitals, prior to taking charge as the Chief Marketing Officer for the Narayana Health group of hospitals.

Sumanta has been named amongst the “50 Most Talented CMOs in India” at the 2014 World Marketing Congress in Mumbai. He has also been the recipient of the “Campaign of the Year” & “Best Campaign – Banking & Finance” awards at the CMO Asia Awards 2010 in Singapore for developing the “All is Well” advertising campaign for Reliance Life Insurance as well as anchored the same brand for Interactive Avenues (the digital agency) who won the Silver at the Indian Digital Media Awards (IDMA) 2012 for “Best Integrated Campaign - Social Cause” and “Best Use of Social Networks - Social cause” for the “Boundaries for Books” campaign for the same brand.

Currently at Narayana Health, Sumanta Ray is responsible for the company’s topline and handles the entire Sales, Marketing, Digital, PR & Corporate Relations as well as Shared Services for the group. He has built up the sales & marketing function from scratch across all the 30 NH network hospitals. He has also been instrumental in the re-branding on Narayana Hrudayalaya to Narayana Health as well as setting up the organization’s digital & online footprint.