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KRISIN Leadership Series is super thrilled to start the New Year with a power-packed series from the Iconic Power-Couple of the start-up space – Meena Ganesh & Ganesh Krishnan

In the first video, Meena talks about the #Top3Philosophies, #Top3Practices that help her excel venture after venture.

Meena, also a Partner in #GrowthStory.in , has been one of Fortune India’s “Most Powerful Women in Business” for 4 years running, just one of the many accolades for this inspiring #women-entrepreneur.

Tune in daily this week for a new one from the duo – #Entrepreneurship-Distilled, making #Entrepreneurial-Excellence happen.

GrowthStory is an entrepreneurship platform that helps craft the growth story of many happening start-ups – such as #BigBasket, #FreshMenu, #BlueStone, #HomeLane…

This video has been recorded for KRISIN STAR LEADER SERIES, 2018.
Production & Music: Adya Sinha & Arnav Vaidyanathan.

Meena Ganesh 
Co-Founder, MD & CEO – Portea Medical ; Partner – GrowthStory

As the MD & CEO, Meena heads Portea Medical (www.portea.com), India’s largest and fastest growing home healthcare company, which she co-founded in July 2013. The company, which was named ‘Startup of the Year’ by NDTV in the Health-Tech category, and ‘Emerging Health Brand of the Year’ at the India Health Summit & Awards, has 4500+ employees and operations across 16 cities in India, and brings in-home to patients, the full range of geriatric, chronic, post-operative care as well as allied healthcare services.

Meena heads Portea Medical (www.portea.com), India’s largest and fastest growing home healthcare company, which she co-founded in July 2013. The company, which was named ‘Startup of the Year’ by NDTV in the Health-Tech category, and ‘Emerging Health Brand of the Year’ at the India Health Summit & Awards, has 4500+ employees and operations across 16 cities in India, and brings in-home to patients, the full range of geriatric, chronic, post-operative care as well as allied healthcare services.

Till February 2013, Meena was a promoter and board member of TutorVista, and CEO and MD of Pearson Education Services, which included innovative and successful brands such as leading online tutoring company, TutorVista, and Edurite, a provider of technology-based solutions and digital content. TutorVista was acquired by Pearson, the world’s top education services company, for $ 213 MM in what was one of the largest deals in the Indian education sector.

As a partner of the platform, Growthstory.in, she is also co-promoter of nearly a dozen, new-age Internet/ Technology enabled start-ups. A few of them that are leaders in their category include Bigbasket.com – India’s premier e-grocery retailer, home solutions company – HomeLane, food tech company- FreshMenu and Bluestone.com – India’s leading online jeweler. In addition, she is a non-executive director on the board of a few other private limited companies in the financial services sector.

Prior to her stint with Pearson, Meena set up the Tesco Hindustan Service Center, Tesco’s outsourced IT services and analytics operation in India, and served as the CEO. She was also the only Indian and amongst only four women in the Global Retail Council of Tesco, an elite group of about 50 people who ran the operations of Tesco worldwide.

Before joining Tesco‚ Meena co-founded one of India’s pioneering BPO companies – Customer Asset, which she sold to ICICI OneSource. She was the Chief Operating Officer of Customer Asset and helped build the organization to nearly 4,000 people‚ servicing large corporate customers in UK and US markets.

Meena also had a five year stint with Microsoft India‚ during which she set up multiple business units including Microsoft Consulting‚ Internet and Application Development/Business services units. During the initial 11 years of her career, Meena was with PricewaterhouseCoopers and with NIIT.

Meena is a PGDM holder from IIM Calcutta has a graduate degree in Physics from the Madras University. In 2011, she was conferred the ‘Distinguished Alumnus’ award by IIM Calcutta.

In 2015, Meena was among the 7-member jury for the inaugural Economic Times Startup Awards. She won the ET Startup Award in the Women Ahead category in 2016 and was chosen as Health Entrepreneur of the Year (2016) at the India Health Summit & Awards. Meena has been part of Fortune India’s 50 ‘Most Powerful Women in Business’ for four consecutive years (2015 – 2018), and was chosen a #WPower Trailblazer by Forbes India in 2017.   

Meena serves on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta. She is also a member of the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) Innovation & Entrepreneurship Council as well as of the CII Healthcare Council

Interesting Links

https://www.fortuneindia.com/mpw/meena-ganesh?year=2018

https://yourstory.com/2017/08/meena-ganesh-good-customer-service-proved-shot-arm-portea/

https://yourstory.com/2018/07/leadershipfromfailure-meena-ganesh-important-fix-problem-when-it-occurs/

http://www.forbesindia.com/aperture/wpower-trailblazers/celebrating-women-meet-the-forbes-india-wpower-trailblazers-2017/46161/9

https://yourstory.com/2018/07/leadershipfromfailure-meena-ganesh-important-fix-problem-when-it-occurs/

https://start-guru.in/et-startup-awards-2016-woman-ahead-portea-medical/

https://start-guru.in/et-startup-awards-2016-woman-ahead-portea-medical/

http://www.forbesindia.com/article/wpower-trailblazers/how-serial-entrepreneur-meena-ganesh-stays-on-top-of-the-game/46249/1

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/education/how-women-at-the-top-smashed-the-glass-ceiling/article6922435.ece

http://www.forbesindia.com/article/ecommerce-in-india/the-next-possible-unicorns-from-india/41807/1

https://www.businesstoday.in/magazine/features/meena-ganesh-home-medical-care-start-up-founder-portea-medical-customerasset-bigbasket/story/260418.html

https://alchetron.com/Meena-Ganesh

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/et-now/daily/meena-ganesh-wins-woman-ahead-award/videoshow/53996907.cms

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