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Meena Ganesh

MD & CEO

Professional Bio

Meena is one of India’s foremost business leaders and most successful entrepreneurs with nearly three decades of experience in industries including healthcare, consulting, technology, outsourcing, education and e-commerce.

 

She is CEO of Portea Medical, India’s largest and fastest growing home healthcare company, which she co-founded in July 2013. With 1700+ employees and operations across 20+ cities, Portea (www.portea.com) brings, in-home to patients, the full range of geriatric, chronic, post-operative care as well as allied healthcare services. Meena is leading the charge as the company expands to 50 cities over the next 2 years providing affordable and convenient healthcare solutions.

Till February 2013, 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. TutorVista was acquired by Pearson, the world’s top education services company, for $ 213 MM in what was one of the largest deals in the Indian education sector.

As a partner of the platform, Growthstory.in, 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 and Bluestone.com – India’s leading online jeweler. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Bigbasket.com, Bluestone.com and avagmah.com. In addition, she is a non-executive director on the board of a few other private limited companies in the financial services sector.

Prior to her stint with Pearson, Meena set up the Tesco Hindustan Service Center, Tesco’s outsourced IT services and analytics operation in India, and served as the CEO. She was also the only Indian and amongst only four women in the Global Retail Council of Tesco, an elite group of about 50 people who ran the operations of Tesco worldwide.

Before joining Tesco, Meena co-founded one of India’s pioneering BPO companies: Customer Asset, which she sold to ICICI OneSource. She was the Chief Operations Officer of Customer Asset and helped build the organization to nearly 4,000 people, servicing large corporate customers in UK and US markets.

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.

Meena is a PGDM holder from IIM Calcutta has a graduate degree in Physics from the Madras University. In 2011, she was conferred the ‘Distinguished Alumnus’ award by IIM Calcutta. She was also one of the 5 finalists for the Forbes Leadership Award in 2012.