Our Board

The Board of Directors MIF comprises Three Directors nominated by Marico Limited, the Holding Company of MIF.

Board Members

Harsh Mariwala

Harsh Mariwala

Director

Over past three decades, Mr. Mariwala has transformed Marico from a traditional commodity driven business into a leading consumer products & services company, in the Beauty and Wellness space.

Mr. 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 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 the first year of operations in Mumbai & Pune, ASCENT has garnered a membership of 250+ entrepreneurs and plans to expand to Delhi in the current year reaching a membership of 500 entrepreneurs.

Mr. Mariwala was the President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in 2011. He has held several positions as FMCG Committee Chairman of FICCI and CII. Mr. Mariwala has been a part of Young President Organization (YPO) and now a part of World Presidents Organization (WPO).

Saugata Gupta

Saugata Gupta

Director

Saugata joined Marico Limited in January 2004 as head of Marketing. In the year 2007 he was elevated to become the CEO of the Company's India business. In April 2013, Marico restructured its Consumer Product Business (CPB) in India and International Business Group (IBG) under Saugata's leadership as the CEO of Marico Limited, the unified FMCG business. In March 2014, Saugata was appointed as the Managing Director of the Company. Prior to joining Marico, Saugata was Chief of Marketing and Group Sales at ICICI Prudential and was part of the start up team that was instrumental in establishing ICICI Prudential as the largest private sector Insurance firm in the country. Saugata started his career with Cadbury's where he spent 9 years in various roles in Sales and Marketing in India and the United Kingdom. His last role was Marketing Manager – Chocolates. Saugata has 20 years of experience primarily in FMCG sector. He has an engineering degree from IIT Kharagpur and is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore.

Rishabh Mariwala

Rishabh Mariwala

Director

Rishabh is heading Soap Opera, a premium personal care product company established in 2010. Soap Opera is establishing its presence across major cities in India.

Before establishing this enterprise, Rishabh was working across multiple verticals in Kaya from 2007 to 2010. He was part of the team that conceptualized Kaya life, a chain of weight loss centers across Mumbai. as well as part of the service delivery team at Kaya. Post this, Rishabh has conceptualized the online strategy for Kaya in 2010. Rishabh has completed his BBA from the Zarb school of Business, Hofstra University. He is interested in impacting investing in India.