Harsh Mariwala, Founder and Chairman of Marico Limited
Mr Mariwala instituted a chair in the institute in the field of Innovation and Leadership with the objective of advancement of Research and Training. The chair is titled “Ram Charan Chair”.
We are happy to share his messag here:
“Innovation continues to be an essential catalyst and a critical driver for economic growth, especially for emerging economies like India. Many leading and ‘future ready’ organizations are now focusing on an enabling culture and a reward-and-recognition mechanism to drive innovation. A lot of successful legacy organizations are fostering an innovation-based culture and have ‘institutionalized’ innovation within the organization and among the stakeholders. Start-ups in India are creating a vibrant eco-system for innovation to thrive.
We believe that education and research play a major role in driving innovation in the society. This is where institutions like IIM Bangalore can contribute significantly to the cause. With the larger aim of advancement of Research and Teaching in the areas of innovation and leadership, we instituted the Ram Charan Chair at IIMB in 2021. I am sure with our combined vision of fuelling innovation and leadership, the Ram Charan Chair will contribute immensely to enriching management education and driving innovation capability amongst Indian organizations.”