Harsh Mariwala took his family-run, traditional commodity-driven business to a $900 million Multinational Company and one of India’s leading Consumer Products & Services brands. Mariwala is an entrepreneur who epitomizes scale and that too in a sustainable way. He believes that “Innovation is possible in everything” and this is one of the philosophies that has helped him build Marico at the level it is today.
He shares with us his journey of starting an independent arm of his family business, and taking it to greater heights.
Tell us about your journey. How did it all start?
I started very small. I was the first person from the next generation to join my family-managed business. After joining the company, I identified that our edible oil business was being neglected. And I thought that if I could convert that commodity business from unbranded to branded, then I would be able to create a business that is far more profitable and sustainable. So I set...