Harsh Mariwala founded Marico in 1990 and transformed a traditional commodity driven business into a leading Consumer Products and Services Company, in the Beauty and Wellness space.
Today, Marico touches the lives of 1 out of every 3 Indians, with its portfolio of trusted brands such as Parachute, Saffola, Nihar, Kaya, Mediker, Revive, among others. During 2014-15, Marico recorded a turnover of INR. 5733 crores through its products and services sold in India and 25 other countries in Asia and Africa.
Under Harsh Mariwala's leadership, Marico was awarded the NDTV Profit 'Best Business Leadership' Award in the FMCG (Personal Hygiene) category, in 2007 and 2009, and was rated as one of India’s Most Innovative companies by the Business Today – Monitor Group Innovation Study (2008). Harsh Mariwala was conferred with the Ernst and Young '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, enthused him to establish the Marico Innovation Foundation in 2003. Under the stewardship of an eminent Board, the Foundation acts as a catalyst to fuel innovation in India. As an expression of his Personal Social Responsibility, Mr. Mariwala has 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 March 2011, Harsh Mariwala was elected as the President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He is also on the Board of Cadbury India Limited. Mr. Mariwala has been a part of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is now a part of the World Presidents Organization (WPO). He has held the position of YPO Education, Membership and Chapter Chair for the Bombay Chapter and was a member of the International Forum Board of YPO International.