Life at BurdaLuxury – Sushmita Gupta

Life at BurdaLuxury – Sushmita Gupta

Sushmita Gupta is the Business Director - Travel at Burda Media India. With global businesses undergoing major changes, she will be discussing the changes we'll see from a sales perspective. 

How's your career journey like at BurdaLuxury? 

My profesional journey at BurdaLuxury has been quite exciting. From the time when the brand I handle was practically unknown in the market, to the time when it is quite sought after.....from the learnings I have received while working under various leaderships to the nuances of digital business, my journey has been anything but boring.

What’s the most exciting part of your job? 

Garnering revenue for the organization & inspiring & motivating other team members (irrespective what portfolio they hold) to constantly innovate, adapt & strategize as per the constantly changing environment.

What’s something you’re proud of? 

Have been able to deliver & live up to my commitments every step of my career, despite all odds that came my way. Even Covid could not stop me….

With global businesses undergoing major changes, what are some of the changes you think we'll see from a sales perspective as we begin recovering from Covid-19? 

Print will stay but the growth would be staggered. Consolidation would happen on this platform! Digital content is getting consumed like never before … so obviously digital growth is bound to happen at a unimagined pace. We need to stay ahead within this game, if we want to continue! 

What characteristic do you like most about yourself? 

NEVER GIVE UP, COME WHAT MAY ….spirit is what defines me. I like to face challenges head on & focus always (only) on solutions. With this positive approach I have seen all problems being resolved very easily and have had fantastic outcomes under all circumstances.  

What’s the best advice you can give to someone who just started their career? 

THERE ARE NO SHORT-CUTS IN LIFE…. You have got to learn and grow the right way & only then can you reap the fruits of true success & happiness. Plus 'Never defy the LAWS OF NATURE'….

Maneekan Viratham Poonsawat

Regional Senior Executive - Communications & Corporate Development