Bobby Chacko

is an executive and entrepreneur

About Me

Bobby Chacko is a veteran CPG executive and entrepreneur who has spent the last 25 years as a

transformational leader driving progress, equality, and sustainability across multiple industries.

Working with iconic brands in category-leading companies like Mars, The Coca-Cola

Company, ABInbev, and GE Capital, he has been a dynamic change agent impacting

businesses across US and international markets. Most recently Bobby was the President

and CEO of Ocean Spray Inc., a cooperative with $2 billion in global sales, where he

delivered a significant innovative renovation and transformation of a 90-year-old company.

Bobby’s early experiences have no doubt fueled his success. He is the youngest of 4 siblings,

born and raised in Nigeria to immigrant Indian educator parents. He began his journey at

15 years old coming to the United States alone as an international college student. Upon

graduation at 19, his student visa was expiring leaving weeks to find a job that would

sponsor a work visa. Walking building to building, floor to floor through Manhattan’s

midtown streets he cold-called businesses. Eventually, that hard work and determination

persevered. With days to spare, he became the youngest employee at Marketing

Management Analytics (MMA).

From that first job at 19 to today, Bobby’s experience and impact on business and

the community has cut across many facets. From integrating companies for rapid growth, to

founding an in-store technology group in financial services, to pioneering new products, to

shaping global marketing and innovation strategies for iconic brands, to opening-up

international markets for fast-emerging category busters, to the transformation and

restructuring of divisions and companies for strategic events including strategic

acquisitions and divestitures- each of these experiences shaped and formed Bobby as the

a strategic and transformational leader he is today. He has worked across 30+ international

markets, including having lived in Europe, Latin America, and Africa, affording him a rare

globally insightful skill-set most C-suite executives only dream of.

Bobby is known to be a key driver of diversity in thought and equality in the workplace. He

sets significant performance and progressive cultural accountability with his leadership

teams as well as himself. He fosters a debate-oriented environment with a strong

meritocracy and an edict of accountability “do what you say you will do” balanced with

strategy and execution. Bobby’s community involvement has included support behind local

Food Banks, Childhood Health & Education, Habitat for Humanity, and community

sustainability efforts.

Bobby has served on the Board of Directors of Ocean Spray, Consumer Brands Association,

National Council of Farmer Cooperative, Trustee of GICL, Chamber of Commerce, and other


Bobby has a B.S. in Communications and Computer Science from Southern Connecticut State

University and has completed executive education programs at Columbia University in

Corporate Finance and GE’s Leadership Development Center in Global M&A

Bobby and his family currently live in Boston, MA.

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How and Why to Start a Business
March 25, 2021

Bobby Chacko Discusses How and Why to Start a Business

Business executive Bobby Chacko recently discussed the ins and outs of starting a small business. You’ve got the idea in mind, but putting it into fruition is an entirely different story. Starting your own business is no easy task, but experienced business executives like Bobby Chacko claim that, when done correctly, it’s indescribably rewarding. Bobby […]

How Equality Equals Prosperity
March 22, 2021

Business Executive Bobby Chacko Discusses How Equality Equals Prosperity

Business executive Bobby Chacko recently discussed how equality equals prosperity in the workplace. Equality in the workplace is something that is easier said than done. The workplace has long been a center of issues revolving around pay gaps, social injustice, discrimination, and more. A lot of business executives talk about achieving equality in the workplace, […]

Consumer and Cultural Changes Post Pandemic
March 22, 2021

Bobby Chacko Discuss Consumer and Cultural Changes Post Pandemic

Bobby Chacko recently discussed consumer and cultural changes due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has already had major societal impacts, and many of these changes may be enduring. One of the most interesting features of the pandemic, and also what sets it apart from other major world events in recent years, is […]

3 Steps in Due Diligence Before Taking a CEO Job
March 22, 2021

Bobby Chacko Discusses the 3 Steps in Due Diligence Before Taking a CEO Job

Getting Offered a CEO Job Is Exciting but Bobby Chacko Knows that Everyone Must Do Their Due Diligence Before Taking a CEO Job.  Prepare for the unexpected It is always exciting to get offered a CEO job; however, at the same time, the CEO is not the same position at every company. Most people think […]

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