Hari Menon [Founder of BigBasket] Age

Hari Menon is the co-founder and CEO of BigBasket, India’s largest online grocery shopping portal, and mobile app. ‍ Before BigBasket, Hari worked in different capacities – as CEO of Indiaskills, a vocational educational joint venture between Manipal Group and City & Guilds, UK; and as a business head with Wipro.

Hari Menon
Hari Menon

Hari Menon is the CEO and co-founder of BigBasket, India’s largest online grocery shopping store headquartered in Bengaluru. He co-founded this huge startup back in 2011 with other co-founders and currently playing the role of a CEO in the company. His entrepreneurial journey was full of struggle. But so far he has worked with lots of other companies as a CEO such as Symphoni Industrial AI, Timeli, Serus Corporation and Tumri. He has an MBA degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Hari Menon was born in 1963 (age 57 years).

Full Name Hari Menon
Born/Date of Birth 1964
Age (as of 2020) 57 Years
Hometown Mumbai, India
Occupation Entrepreneur, Businessman
Years active 1990-Present
Founder BigBasket, Symphony Industrial AI
Current City Bengaluru, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Height (Approx) No Info
Weight (Approx) No Info
Eye Color Dark
Hair Color Black
Marital Status Married
Spouse Shanti Menon

Early Life & Education

Hari Menon was born back in 1963 in Bandra West, Mumbai into a very middle-class and humble family. From the very beginning, he had immense interest in two things – Music and Cricket. He is a member of Karnataka Cricket Association.

Hari started his education in Lawrence School, Lovedale. Then he pursued B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from University of Kerala back in 1983. After that, he pursued his graduation from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, also known as Bits Pilani. Then he pursued an MBA degree from Carnegie Mellon University, a private university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also has an M.S degree in Industrial Engineering majoring in Operations Research from Oklahoma State University which he did back in 1988. So we can say he holds a lot of degrees from different educational institutes.

Career, Net Worth

After completing his studies, he began his career by being a Software Engineer at Consilium back in 1990. He worked there for 3 years till 1993. Then he left this job and became a Manager at Accenture and spend another 3 years of his carrer there. After that, he became a Senior Director or product management at Aspect i2 Technologies and worked there for only a year. Then he played the role of a Senior Director of product strategy and marketing at Aspect Development till 2002, another two years of his career. From 2003 to 2004 he was a Vise President of Corporate Strategy and Marketing at Bristlecone Inc, another company founded by Hari himself

Finally, in September 2004, he started his entrepreneurial journey and along with few others, co-founded a company called Tumri. He was a CEO at his company. But in 2012, this organisation was first acquired by Collective Media and then became a part of Adobe.

Simultaneously, he co-founded BigBasket, now India’s biggest supermarket, back in 1st October 2011. He was an Advisor at GraphEffect and CEO of Serus Corporation as well. He was also a board member of Ace Learning Company from 2011 to 2015. He also worked at Timeli as CEO of the company and currently is a CEO of his other company called Symphony Industrial AI. Presently he is playing a role of Board Member of Sepsis Alliance, Co-founder and group president at Paanini and Jiffy.ai. As we can see, he has worked at a bunch of organisations in his career.

Hari Menon is an alumnus of BITS Pilani. He was the CEO of India skills, the vocational education JV of Manipal Group with City & Guilds, UK. He was also the Co-founder of Fabmall, one of the pioneers in India’s eCommerce and retail space, and worked with Wipro as a Business Head in the Infotech business.

Achievements :

In his long career which is still going on, Hari has accomplished a lot. Being the co-founder of BigBasket which is playing a big role in delivering fresh foods at the kitchen of Indian houses is not a joke. As you can read above, not only BigBasket, he started several other companies. Though his early life as an entrepreneur was full of struggle, but at the end, his company BigBasket is now India’s biggest online supermarket. His companies received a lot of awards such as Consumer Internet Company of the Year by VC Circle Awards 2016, Best Online Grocer at Coca Cola Golden Spoon Awards 2016, Best retail and e-commerce app of the year at AWS Mobility Awards 2017, etc.

Net Worth: Unknown

Personal Life

Hari Menon’s wife name is Shanti Menon.