Kaivalya Vohra: Know the co-founder of India's fastest-growing e-grocery company ZEPTO
Before Zepto, Vohra co-founded Kiranakart along with Palicha in 2020. Kiranakart, a Mumbai-based online grocery delivery startup promised a 45-minute grocery delivery service across Mumbai. However, Kiranakart had to be wrapped up as they could not find a market fit for its product. In April 2021, Palicha and Vohara founded Zepto, whose idea originates from the confines of their homes amid the pandemic. When they saw that there is a rise in demand for instant home deliveries of groceries and other kitchen essentials. Zepto’s tagline is, “Groceries delivered in 10 minutes.”
Laxman Narasimhan: Know the new India-born CEO of Starbucks
Laxman Narasimhan will join Starbucks on October 1 after relocating to Seattle, Washington, from London. He will succeed Howard Schultz who will continue as interim chief until April 2023. Although Laxman will join Starbucks in October, he will formally take over the charge as the CEO on April 1, 2023, and for the time being, he will work closely with the interim CEO Schultz. Meanwhile, Howard Schultz will continue as a member of the company's board, and function as an ongoing advisor to Narasimhan.
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers: World's richest woman who is also Vice Chairwoman of L'Oreal
As of today, Meyers' estimated net worth is $70.7B . She is the granddaughter of the founder of beauty brand L'Oréal. She is a French businesswoman, billionaire heiress and also a writer and has authored a book on the Greek gods and another with commentary on the Bible. Bettencourt Meyers and her family own around 33% of L'Oreal stock. In 2017, when her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, the then world's richest woman died at age 94, Meyers became France's reigning L'Oreal heiress. She also serves as the president of her family's philanthropic foundation, which encourages French progress in the sciences and arts.
Gopal Vittal: Know the MD and CEO of Bharti Airtel
Gopal began his career in 1990 by joining Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL). He worked at HUL for over 20 years. At HUL, Vittal did two stints as an Area Sales Manager and worked in Brooke Bond and several skincare brands. In 2006, Sunil Mittal, (founder and group CEO of Bharti Enterprises) invited Vittal to join Bharti Airtel as the head of marketing. He then worked only for 2 years, and later was persuaded to return to HUL by its CEO, Nitin Paranjpe. For a brief stint of 2 years(2006-2008) at Airtel, he redefined the relationship between operations and marketing in the organization and changed Bharti's marketing strategy to cater to the mass market.
Thierry Delaporte: Know the Wipro CEO
Thierry has an experience of over 27 years in the IT services industry. Prior to Wipro, he served Capgemini for over 25 years and in 2020 became the CEO and MD at Wipro. He started his career with Capgemini in 1995, as an internal auditor. Later, he served as CFO for the company in various geographies, including Austria, Spain, Portugal, and North America. Thierry has held various leadership roles in Capgemini including that of Chief Executive Officer of the Global Financial Services Strategic Business Unit, and head of all global service lines.
Manish Taneja: Know the Co-founder and CEO of beauty brand Purplle
Originally known as Manash Lifestyle Pvt, Purplle was founded by two IIT engineers, Manish Taneja and Rahul Dash, in 2012. The brand entered the billion-dollar valuation club in June 2022 with its Series E funding round. Paramak Ventures, Premji Invest, Blume Ventures, and Kedaara invested $33 Mn in the Indian startup, which pushed its valuation to $1.1 Bn. Before Purplle, Manish worked at Fidelity Growth Partners India, as an Analyst - Private Equity. He worked at Fidelity for over 1.5 years.
Chris Kempczinski: Know the President and CEO of popular fast food giant McDonald's
Chris has experience of over 25 years of working in premier global consumer companies. He started his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble and worked for four years in its soap sector division. Later, he became a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BSG), focusing on consumer products and pharmaceuticals. In the year 2000, he joined PepsiCo in its corporate strategy & development group, and in 2006, became the Vice President, Marketing, Non-Carbonated Beverages, Pepsi-Cola North America Beverages.
Neha Narkhede: Know the Indian-American cofounder of Confluent, the leading cloud company
An Indian American technology entrepreneur, Narkhede now serves as a board member of Confluent. Narkhede bagged her first job at Oracle as a principal software engineer. Later, she worked as the lead of streams infrastructure at LinkedIn. At LinkedIn, she had contributed in developing an open source messaging system Apache Kafka to handle the networking site’s large data input. In 2011, Narkhede created the Platform Apache Kafka, along with Jun Rao and Jay Kreps. In 2014, Neha along with Jun Rao and Jay Kreps founded Confluent and started it as a B2B infrastructure company.
Jim Farley: Know the CEO of Ford Motor Company
Farley has been associated with Ford for over 14 years. Prior to Ford, he was group vice president and general manager of Lexus, responsible for all sales, marketing, and customer satisfaction activities for the brand. In 1990, Farley joined Toyota's strategic planning department and served in several product and marketing positions in the US and Europe. In 2007, Farley joined Ford and in 2009, he was given responsibility for Ford's operations in Canada, Mexico and South America.
Meher Pudumjee: Know the Chairperson of Thermax Limited and one of the wealthiest women in India
Pudumjee joined Thermax in 1990, in 1996 she was appointed on the Board of Directors, in 2001 she became a non-executive director and the next year in 2002, she was appointed Vice Chairperson of the company. On October 5, 2004, Pudumjee took over as the chairperson on October 5, 2004, after her mother Anu Aga's retirement. Under her leadership, Pudumjee focused on expanding the business into overseas markets. She has set up a manufacturing unit in Indonesia. At Thermax she has been involved in treasury and working capital management functions of the company.