Introducing Marico chairman, Harsh Mariwala : EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2020

Marico chairman Harsh C. Mariwala was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 .Mariwala took over the family business in 1971, the year the company’s turnover was ₹50 lakh. He set up Marico in 1990 and it has grown exponentially since. Marico, which owns brands such as Parachute and Saffola, is one of the largest and most recognisable FMCG companies in the country. 

Mariwala is a visionary who has built a values-driven global organization and made a spectacular contribution to society in driving an innovation culture. Much ahead of the times, he disrupted the market and his own business with products and services which are household names today, having stood the test of time for over three decades.

The key driving force for India’s rise will be our entrepreneurs, who are inventing new things every day that can transform India and the world, who are disruptive and hungry for success.

Awards Won

Harsh Mariwala was conferred with the E&Y ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award (2009) in the Manufacturing category, ‘Talent Management Award’ at the CNBC India Business Leader Award (2009), the ‘Teacher’s Achievement Award in Business’ (2006) and the ‘CEO with HR Orientation’ – Global Excellence HR Award (2007) by the Asia Pacific HRM Congress. Harsh Mariwala’s entrepreneurial drive and passion for Innovation, drived him to establish the Marico Innovation Foundation in 2003.

Professional Accomplisments

Harsh was the President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in 2011.Harsh has also held several positions as FMCG Committee Chairman of FICCI and CII. Harsh is a part of Young President Organization (YPO) and World Presidents Organization (WPO) and has held the position of YPO Education, Membership and Chapter Chair.

Social Responsibility

As an expression of his Personal Social Responsibility, Harsh recently launched ASCENT – Accelerating the Scaling up of Enterprises to identify growth-stage entrepreneurs with potential and enable them in their scaling-up journey. In the first year of operations in Mumbai and Pune, ASCENT has garnered a membership of 250+ entrepreneurs and plans to expand to Delhi in the current year reaching a membership of 500 entrepreneurs.

Harsh was the President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in 2011.Harsh has also held several positions as FMCG Committee Chairman of FICCI and CII. Harsh is a part of Young President Organization (YPO) and World Presidents Organization (WPO) and has held the position of YPO Education, Membership and Chapter Chair.

Check out the conversation with the billionaire-The Inspiring Harsh Mariwala Story!

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