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Rohan Oza Biography
Rohan Oza is an American businessman, investor, and a well known marketing expert behind several large brands. He began his career at age 20 as the manufacturing manager behind Mars’ M&M’s, and then later became the youngest manager to run the Snickers brand.
Rohan Oza Education
Oza attended the Harrow School and Nottingham University in the United Kingdom. He then moved to the United States and earned an MBA in the University of Michigan.
Rohan Oza Age | How Old Is Rohan Oza ?
Rohan was born and raised in Zambia and is of Indian descent. He likes to keep his personal life private hence it is not known which month or date he was born or when he celebrates his birthday.
Rohan Oza Family | Rohan Oza Parents
Rohan was born in Zambia to Indian parents, although he was raised in Britain. He is the son of Ashok Oza. His father, grandfather and great-grandfather were also entrepreneurs. Oza has a sister named Shefali.
Rohan Oza Wife\Married
Oza likes to keep his personal life private hence there is no any news or information about his wife or children.Rohan Oza Photo
Rohan Oza Net Worth
Oza has an estimated net worth of $200 million which he has earned through his business investments.
Rohan Oza Shark Tank
In Seasons 9 and 10 of Shark Tank, Rohan Oza appeared as a guest “shark”. He is also part of “Shark Tank” Season 10, which is aired in India on Colors Infinity, as a guest judge.
He said that US is the greatest country in the world to be an entrepreneur in. “In my opinion, America is the greatest country in the world to be an entrepreneur,” Rohan said in a statement.
“And what motivates me to keep doing business is — Disrupting… The food, the beverage, the technologies of yesterday with entrepreneurs that have a dollar in their pocket and an idea in their head and that’s what in my opinion creates the American dream,” he added.
What advice would you give to an entrepreneur who is preparing their pitch?
“So when an entrepreneur comes in the tank to craft a pitch, the top three things I want are: Keep your stories tight and succinct, Make sure the story or the product has a real reason for being and Inspire the sharks enough that the valuation you are coming with is real,” Rohan said, sharing his top two tips for preparing a pitch — which are passion and confidence.
How do you define success?
“I see success in three ways, one is creating a product that people really want and need. Two — creating wealth for yourself and your family, and three — sharing that wealth of success with all the employees that help make the company successful.”
Rohan Oza Coca-Cola
After working for Mars, he began a career at The Coca-Cola Company where he was mentored by former Coke and current Hooters executive Carl Sweat. There, Oza revived the Powerade and Sprite brands using innovative methods.
After resigning from Coca-Cola in 2002, Rohan left to be a partner in Vitamin Water, doing business as Glacéau, whose sales at the time hovered around $25 million. More innovative marketing and celebrity partnerships, fostered by Oza’s leadership, grew the Vitamin Water and Smartwater brands.
By using celebrities such as 50 Cent, LeBron James, Jennifer Aniston, and Tom Brady, Oza was able to grow the fledgling brands.
In 2007, Coca-Cola purchased Glacéau in an acquisition for $4.2 billion expanding the company’s non-carbonated portfolio. Oza was appointed Chief Marketing Officer of Coke’s still brands, returning to the company after the acquisition.
He has many philanthropic endeavors but is most passionate about the Children Matter NGO, a partnership between The Starkey Hearing Foundation and Matter Organization, which focuses on providing hearing implants, food and medical equipment to underprivileged children in Africa. Oza, alongside Gene Simmons, hosts an annual gala at his residence and in only two years has raised over $1 million.
Rohan has accumulated numerous prestigious honors throughout his decades-long career, including being named on: Crain’s “40 Under 40,” Brandweek’s Top Ten Marketers, Ad Age’s “Marketing 50” and many more.
Sharing his vision with others, he has spoken at BEVNet, Summit Series, Lincoln Conference, SAMMA and was the keynote speaker at events for 20th Century Fox, Michigan’s Stephen R. Ross School of Business, Nestle Brands, and University of Southern California.
As one of the most notable and knowledgeable brand builders in the world, Oza has been profiled by The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Business Insider, Hollywood Reporter, LA Times, UK Telegraph, Huffington Post and many more.