Ananth Narayanan

CEO, Myntra & Jabong / India’s Hottest 40 under 40 Business Leaders, The Economic Times

Ananth Narayanan is the Chief Executive Officer of Myntra and Jabong, the country’s largest online platforms for fashion and lifestyle products. He leads the team with a dedicated mission to disrupt and transform the way fashion is sold and consumed in the country. His aim is to make Myntra the first profitable ecommerce company in India. Under his leadership, Myntra has made several strategic acquisitions including Jabong from Global Fashion Group; making it India’s biggest fashion shopping destination.

Featured as one of “India’s Hottest 40 under 40 Business Leaders” in 2014, Ananth has deep expertise in driving performance improvement and product development. Prior to joining Myntra, Ananth was a Director at Mckinsey & Company for 15 years and has worked across four offices (Chicago, Shanghai, Taipei and Chennai). His role entailed leading the Product Development practice in Asia and working with companies on strategy and operations.

Ananth serves as an Independent Director on the Board of Marico and is an active member of YPO, the global community of young leaders and chief executives. He leverages his vast experience and knowledge from years in consultancy and managing operations to mentor start-ups and has helped them to create systems and processes, build stakeholder communities, effectively reach out to markets and scale up their business. He regularly speaks at various summits organized by premier institutes such as The Economist, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, University of Michigan among others.

Ananth has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Madras and a Masters from the University of Michigan, in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. He is also on the Industry Advisory Board of the University of Michigan’s Tauber Institute.