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Parvathi Menon

Managing Director, Innovation Alchemy Consulting Pvt Ltd

India

Parvathi is the Managing Director at Innovation Alchemy Consulting Pvt Ltd, an innovation facilitation & advisory practice; and she is also the Co-Founder, CEO of Fresh Harvest Pvt Ltd., an agri business enterprise in horticulture production. Parvathi has a Masters in Communication from the Hyderabad Central University and is an alumnus of the Management Programme for Women Entrepreneurs at the IIM Bangalore. As an Innovation Facilitator, Parvathi has a deep conviction in the power of empowered leaders to create change and impact in large and small organizations. She combines a deep passion for the innovation mind set, the power of entrepreneurial leadership and the tools for operational excellence that are needed to make organizations succeed in a highly competitive world. She believes strongly in the adage that innovation is 1% inspiration and 99% execution excellence and in her career as a Consultant and Advisor she has facilitated business leaders across multiple industries, including clients ranging from ITC eChoupal, Tata Fertilizers, Samsung and the World Bank Group in achieving breakthrough goals and leveraging innovation mind sets.
Fresh Harvest, the horticulture venture, under her leadership has been in production for 18 months now and the team has taken over 40 tonnes of vegetables including cabbage, carrots, beans, tomatoes, beetroot, leafy greens, chillies and lemon to the market. Fresh Harvest’s market linkage now delivers to large retail chains across multiple cities in south India including Reliance Fresh, Aditya Birla More and Namdharis, and offers a direct-to-home vegetable basket for residents in Bangalore. Additionally, demonstrating a portfolio approach in horticulture, over the last 9 months Fresh Harvest has cultivated and delivered 3,40,000 stems of exotic Gerbera flowers to markets in South India.
Parvathi is recognized for her strategic facilitation skills, combined with an entrepreneurial leadership capability, her capacity to cull out fundamental insights, deep knowledge of leadership mind sets, innovation design & execution; and the ability to build meaningful collaborations with people and organizations in the corporate & government ecosystem.
Parvathi is also an empanelled facilitator with Harvard Business Publishing in India for over three years, and has led strategic leadership programmes at global organizations such as The Asian Development Bank (Phillipines); American Express (South Asia & Pacific); The Adani Group and ABBOTT (India).
Parvathi blogs actively and can be found on twitter @parvathimenon & @innovalchemy where she shares learning and insights from her various engagements in the emerging markets of India.