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The Transformation Artist
29 Jul
2016
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Empowerment. Fairness. Meritocracy. Agility. Focus. Discipline. Participative. These are some of the words that Harsh Mariwala, promoter and chairman of FMCG major Marico, rattled out when asked about his management style. These are traits that Mariwala infused into Marico’s culture since the company’s founding in 1988. These characteristics played a crucial role in shaping up Saffola and Parachute – two of its flagship brands – into household names and enabled the company to reach a market capitalization of Rs. 29,512 crore as Feb 4th, 2016. Since 1988, Mariwala has led several transformations at the company and this story chronicles key moments and learnings from his professional life.

The Smart CEO Questionnaire: Shruti Shibulal
29 Jul
2016
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The Smart CEO Questionnaire is a series of questions aimed at helping our readers understand the thought process of an entrepreneur or CEO, their areas of passion and the finer nuances of his or her management style. For example, we try to understand what he or she learnt at business school that is still put to use or what is that one question he or she asks in all hiring interviews.

Metropolis 2.0
29 Jul
2016
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In 15 years, Ameera Shah transformed Metropolis Healthcare from a single lab in Mumbai to a chain of 135 laboratories raking in revenues of Rs. 650 crores in FY 2015. She’s now gearing up for the next phase of growth, one in which she wants to create a formidable diagnostics brand in two geographies – India and Africa. Her master goal: reach a valuation of Rs. 12,000 crores by 2020.

Venture Capital for the selfless
29 Jul
2016
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Vidya Shah, former CFO of Edelweiss Group and now CEO of EdelGive Foundation, is channelizing all her energy to bring in a venture capital-style funding model to the non-profit sector. And, that’s not all. She wants to build a cohesive philanthropic ecosystem in the country.

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