In our new series of Success Matra we bring you the First edition. The views of Mr. Harsh Mariwala Chairman Marico Group
About Mr. Mariwala
Mariwala began his career in 1971 with Bombay Oil Industries which was controlled by his family. After working with his family business with his cousins and family from office located in Masjid Bunder in Mumbai , he decided to create the Company Marico with support of his Brothers in Family Business Distribution in other subsidiary businesses.In 1990, he founded Marico, a fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturer and distributor that now has operations in 25 countries across Asia and Africa.
He is also the founder of Kaya Limited, which runs a chain of skin care clinics across India and the Middle East; Ascent Foundation, a peer-learning entrepreneurial platform; Marico Innovation Foundation, that works towards nurturing innovations in India; Mariwala Health Initiative, that supports mental health causes; and Sharp Ventures, which serves as his family office.
As of 2021, Mariwala has been ranked by Forbes as the 55th wealthiest Indian, with an estimated net worth of approximately $2.8 billion
Matra from Mr. Mariwala
Being an entrepreneur requires a certain level of comfort with uncertainty. In my experience, the business landscape is constantly changing, and it’s impossible to predict what will happen next.
As an entrepreneur, I’ve had to develop a mindset that allows me to be flexible and adaptable in the face of uncertainty. This means being willing to take risks, experiment, and try new things.
It also means being prepared for the unexpected, whether that’s a shift in market conditions, a change in consumer behavior, or an unforeseen event like a global pandemic.
This means staying alert, staying agile, and staying focused on your goals, even when the world around you is constantly in flux.