Ananth Narayanan is an Investor and an Entrepreneur in the consumer internet space in India. He is the founder of Mensa Brands. Mensa brands looks to invest into and work with founders of digital first brands and scale them globally. Most recently he was the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Medlife, one of the largest e-health company in India, with business verticals including pharmacy, diagnostics, and e- consultation. After scaling the business, he successfully merged it with Pharmeasy creating a billion plus dollar business which is a clear market leader in the healthcare technology space.
Prior to this he served as the CEO of Myntra, the country’s largest platform for fashion and lifestyle products and part of Flipkart/Walmart. Under his leadership, the company witnessed 6x growth in a span of 3.5 years, while improving profitability, with the right foundation for long term success. He was also instrumental in buying Jabong and consolidating Myntra’s market leadership. Featured as one of “India’s Hottest 40 under 40 Business Leaders” in 2014, Ananth has deep expertise in driving performance improvement and digital transformation. Prior to joining Myntra, Ananth was a Director at Mckinsey & Company for 15 years and has worked across four offices (Chicago, Shanghai, Taipei, and Chennai). He serves as an Independent Director on the Board of Marico and is an active member of YPO, the Global Community of Young Leaders and Chief Executives. He is a part of the Champions of Change, Transformation Conclave set up by Niti Aayog, under the aegis of Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. He is also on the Board of Arghyam, a foundation set up by Rohini Nilekani to improve access to safe water. He also is passionate about the topic of Mental Health and Serves as a Trustee for Deepika Padukone’s Live Love Laugh foundation. He is an active member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and is also on the Industry Advisory Board of the University of Michigan.Read more »