Mr. Hari Menon graduated from BITS Pilani in the year 1983. Hari started his career with ORG Systems, subsequently moving on to work with many of the best and most respected names in the country, including TVS Electronics, Wipro Infotech, Planetasia.com and Integrated Data Systems. He was also the CEO of ‘Indiaskills’ – the Vocational Education joint venture between Manipal Group and City & Guilds (UK). Hari’s entrepreneurial journey began in 1999 when he co-founded Fabmart, one of the pioneers in e-commerce in India and its physical extension – Fabmall, a chain of grocery stores in South India, which was acquired by Aditya Birla Group in 2006 and renamed ‘More’. Mr. Hari Menon is the CEO of BigBasket.com, a company he co-founded in December 2011 with a vision of setting up India’s finest online food and grocery company. BigBasket.com, India’s largest online supermarket, delivers the entire range of groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh meat, dairy products, processed foods, toiletries, personal care products, gourmet foods and a wide range of household products in 26 cities in India. Their range has 45000 products and over 1000 brands. The key to success of BigBasket lies in their deep understanding of the grocery and perishables supply chain, constant innovation using technology and unmatchable Customer Service. BigBasket processes more than 2,50,000 orders per day, has a team of 22,000 members and a base of 10 million customers. He has received widespread recognition for his extraordinary contribution as an entrepreneur. He and his company are recipients of prominent awards namely – Consumer Internet Company of the Year by VC Circle Awards 2016; BigBasket was ranked 4th by YourStory in the Top 100 Indian startups with gravity defying momentum in 2015; Best Startup of the year in 2014 by Bangalore Management Association; Best Online Grocer at the Coca Cola Golden Spoon Awards 2016; and very recently, BigBasket was the first runner up (Silver) at the Global eCommerce Summit Awards held in Barcelona. BigBasket was also awarded the Best Retail and eCommerce App of the Year at the AWS Mobility Awards 2017. Bigbasket has also been rated the Top Brand in the Forrester’s India Customer Experience Index 2016 report. To his independent credit, Hari has been awarded for entrepreneurship by the Indira Group of Institutions; AUDI-RITZ ICON AWARDS from RITZ lifestyle magazine in the category of Entrepreneurship and “Champion of Tomorrow” by CEO INDIA Magazine. He is a regular speaker at most major retail and e-commerce forums/events in India. Very recently, Hari was awarded “The Distinguished Alumnus Award – 2017” by his Alma Mater – BITS Pilani, in the category of “Entrepreneurship”, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to society as an Entrepreneur. Through his achievements, Mr. Hari Menon has brought glory and laurels to his Alma Mater – BITS Pilani. He is a fond lover of music and cricket. He is awesome on the guitar and used to play the guitar for his rock band, ‘The Thunk’, at BITS Pilani. The band played at cultural festivals and music clubs.