Qimpro Platinum Standard 2013

Harsh Mariwala


Chairman and Managing Director, Marico Industries

HARSH MARIWALA, Chairman and Managing Director, Marico Limited, is a classic case study of a statesman daring to dream. Over the past 25 years, he has metamorphosed a small family-owned business into a large professional driven organization. The journey has offered him many lessons. Disruptive lessons, more than incremental. Today, the consumer products offered by Marico are a serious threat to multi-national brands. Making India proud.

Under Mr Mariwala’s leadership, the policies that drive decision making at Marico are customer centric. Quality and innovation are an integral part of business strategy. Business decisions have a sustainability focus. We recognize these as world-class practices - Made in India.

Mr Mariwala’s mantra has always been: Treat Your People With Dignity. He believes his people are an appreciating asset. A benchmark practice.

The hallmark of Mr Mariwala is his ability to think through complex business problems in a simple way. He has the unique knack of demystifying management theories and principles to make them application friendly. He is a rare balance of left- and right-brain thinking.

Mr Mariwala is most passionate about social innovation. As a visionary and responsible statesman, he founded the Marico Innovation Foundation in 2003. The primary purpose of this Foundation has been to fuel Innovation in India. Results speak eloquently.

In addition, Mr Mariwala has established ASCENT, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to identify entrepreneurs with a spark. The aim is to help these entrepreneurs accelerate their scale-up journey. He is a perfect mentor who freely cascades his knowledge and wisdom.

We salute Mr Harsh C Mariwala. Our Qimpro Platinum Standard 2013 for Business.

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