Harsha V Agarwal
Mr Harsha V Agarwal, a second-generation leader of the diversified business conglomerate, Emami Group, is a man with a purpose. A key member of the strategic think-tank committee, Harsha is the younger son of Mr Radhe Shyam Agarwal, Founder of the Group. His intrinsic dynamism with a penchant of learning from every situation, led him to always be in the forefront to drive the organization. Awarded as one of the India's Hottest Young Business Leaders in the prestigious 'FORTY UNDER 40' list put together by The Economic times & Spencer Stuart in 2016, Harsha, with his extensive multi-functional knowledge and experience, spearheads the FMCG business of the Group - Emami Limited as its Vice Chairman & Managing Director.
An enterprising person and a quintessential professional with a penchant for details and depth, Harsha has tremendous application of mind and a feisty dedication to work. He is steady and calm with a focused leadership, coupled with a steely resolve. He passionately steers the organisation with a futuristic outlook, while continuing to strengthen its core values.
His in-depth knowledge of different businesses and understanding of the evolving industry is an asset that is leveraged to identify opportunities for growth of the organisation and roapmap to achieve them. Emami's various key acquisitions such Zandu Pharmaceuticals, Kesh King, German brand - Creme 21 and strategic investments in a few new-age start-ups like Brillare and The Man Company stand testimony to this.
Harsha was one of the very few select entrepreneurs of India to have attended a two-day seminar - 'Champions of Change' - a Young Entrepreneurs Meet with Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi in August 2017 organized by NITI Aayog. The seminar was held to discuss and take suggestions on critical policy issues and the challenges the country is facing today.
Harsha is a member of Young Presidents' Organization and has been appointed as the Vice President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for 2022-23. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of Indian Chamber of Commerce.
Harsha was initiated into the family business at a very young age, where he learnt the basics of leadership and brand building with a hands-on approach. He is married to Mansi Agarwal and has one daughter and a son. A family man at heart, Harsha likes to spend quality time with his family whenever he gets a break from his work. A keen fitness enthusiast, Harsha's favourite pastime is reading and watching movies.
His pleasant & soft-spoken personality and people skills give him an edge as a true leader, who has every potential to emerge as a source of inspiration to every aspiring entrepreneur.