S2 Ep 1 Lift Off: The Conzerv Story

MyKitaab Podcast by Amar Vyas: Image of Hema Hattangady and Ashish Sen, coauthors of the book Lift Off: The Conzerv Story

Introduction: The Conzerv Story

Welcome to a new season, and a new and refreshed MyKitaab Podcast. In this episode we bring to you a lively discussion with the cop authors of the book The Conzerv story: Hema Hattangady and Ashish Sen. This book is the story of entrepreneurship, a journey of growing, scaling a business and creating an organizational culture.

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About the Authors

Hema Hattangady helmed Conzerv from 1996 to 2008 as CEO. An MBA from IIM Calcutta, Hema joined the business established by her father-in-law in 1990. Eventually, she was appointed CEO and successfully turned around the company before its acquisition by Schneider in 2008. Hema Hattangady helmed Conzerv from 1996 to 2008 as CEO. An MBA from IIM Calcutta, Hema joined the business established by her father-in-law in 1990 after a short stint in advertising and brand strategy. Eventually, she was appointed CEO of Conzerv and successfully turned around the company before its acquisition by Schneider Electric in 2009.

Hema lives in Bangalore with her 94-year-old mother, husband Ashok, daughter Ananya and two cats. Son Raghav is in Cleveland, Ohio. Ashok and Hema share a passion for good food, gardening, humour, wellness and the fellowship of friends and family.

A graduate of King’s College, Cambridge University, Ashish started his career with the Business Standard, Ananda Bazar Group of Publications where he became Assistant Editor. He then ventured into development communications at ActionAid India, Voices and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) Asia-Pacific. He currently divides his time teaching community media at institutions in India and abroad and is also a theatre practitioner. He is married to Munira. They live in Bangalore and have a son, Mikhail.

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