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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November 6, 2020

Bobby Chacko Discusses the Importance of Developing a Chief Growth Officer in Your Organization

In a highly-competitive and digitally-driven marketplace, companies can no longer take growth as a given. A Chief Growth Officer – or CGO – is meant to assure and manage their company’s growth by developing growth initiatives. “Using metrics like social ROIs, employee engagement, and company revenue, the CGO should be able to provide c-level support […]

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November 6, 2020

Bobby Chacko Explains How to Foster Innovation in the Workplace

Bobby Chacko is an experienced CPG executive and entrepreneur. He has spent the last 25 years as a transformational leader driving equality, progress, sustainability, and innovation across multiple industries, including food, beverage, alcohol, wireless technology, and financial services. What’s the biggest difference between a company that’s doing just okay and one that’s growing off the charts? […]

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September 28, 2020

Business Executive Bobby Chacko Discusses How to Prepare for an Interview with a CEO

Business executive Bobby Chacko discusses the best ways to prepare for an interview with a CEO. The interview process can be intimidating. This is especially true when it comes time to be interviewed by the CEO. The Chief Executive Officer is a member of the company’s executive team and is typically in charge of leading […]

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August 6, 2020

Bobby Chacko: Using Online Tools To Your Advantage To Grow Your Business

With more and more businesses going online as a result of the pandemic, it is now more crucial than ever to have a basic understanding of what tools you have at your disposal when looking to grow your business online. One entrepreneur, Bobby Chacko, has been working hard at the online marketing game for some […]

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