One name that you cannot afford to miss in India’s foremost business leaders is Meena Ganesh. She is one of the most successful entrepreneurs with over 3 decades of a successful career.
Meena is the MD and CEO of Portea Medical which is the largest and fastest growing home healthcare company. Founded in the year 2013, it was named ‘Start-up of the Year’ by NDTV in the Health-Tech category, and ‘Emerging Health Brand of the Year’ at the India Health Summit & Awards, it 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.
Prior to Portea Medical, 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. 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, Fresh Menu and Bluestone.com – India’s leading online jeweller. In addition, she is a non-executive director on the board of a few other private limited companies in the financial services sector.
Before kick-starting Pearson, she served as the CEO of Tesco Hindustan Service Center. 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.
All of this was given credit when she stood as the 7-member jury for the inaugural Economic Times Start-up Awards. She won the ET Start-up 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 three consecutive years (2015 – 2017) and was chosen a #WPower Trailblazer by Forbes India in 2017.