Figuring Out with Raj Shamani

How Selling Oil MADE ME A BILLIONAIRE! ft. Harsh Mariwala | Figuring Out EP 24

February 24, 2022 Raj Shamani
Figuring Out with Raj Shamani
How Selling Oil MADE ME A BILLIONAIRE! ft. Harsh Mariwala | Figuring Out EP 24
Show Notes

Highlights of the Podcast-

  1. How one can identify their strength?
  2. One thing every entrepreneur should know about the Indian consumer
  3. Harsh Mariwala’s personal fascination to being oil king
  4. How do you get consumer insight in the beginning of your business?
  5. What are Harsh Mariwala's most important departments in his business?
  6. If Marico had to enter a new industry now, which industry would it be?
  7. What keeps his curiosity alive?

In today’s episode of Figuring Out, I have Harsh Mariwala with me! Harsh is the founder and Chairman of Marico, a Fortune India 500 company. He is an investor, an entrepreneur, and is actually the Oil King of India.

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He transformed his family business of spices and edible oils into a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG)  giant, which manufactures and distributes in 25 countries across Asia and Africa.

This man has built brands that are used as synonyms for the entire category such as Parachute oil, Saffola, etc. He is also an active investor. 

He received the 2009 Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award in the Manufacturing category; the 2009 ‘Talent Management Award’ at the CNBC India Business Leader Awards; the NDTV Profit ‘Best Business Leadership’ Award in the FMCG category, in 2007 and 2009; the Asia Pacific HRM Congress ‘CEO with HR Orientation – Global Excellence HR Award’ in 2007; and the ‘Teacher’s Achievement Award in Business’ in 2006.

In this video, we will be discussing questions like how to identify Indian customers, how to identify the strengths and weaknesses in a person as an entrepreneur.  

Harsh will share his idea on wealth creation and how the Indian market is different from other countries. We will also talk about his book ‘Harsh Realities: The Making of Marico’ where he has written all about his journey.

To learn more, listen to the audio till the end!