Harsha V. Agarwal

Vice Chairman & Managing Director at Emami

Harsha V Agarwal, a born leader, is the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Emami Ltd. Earlier as a Wholetime Director, Harsha has served the business dedicatedly for over two decades, spearheading multiple functions and growing the business successfully thereby gaining immense exposure to steer the organisation forward.

Harsha, with his extensive knowledge and experience in strategy, marketing & brand development, M&A, HR and IT, spearheads the Group's FMCG business. He also leads the digital transformation of the organization.

A key member of the Strategic Think-Tank Committee of the Group, Harsha with his hallmark steady & focused leadership and steely resolve, passionately steers the organisation with a futuristic outlook, while continuing to strengthen its core values.

Being very farsighted and strategic, Harsha orchestrated major Emami acquisitions like that of Zandu Pharmaceutical Works Ltd in 2008, the business of Ayurvedic haircare brand Kesh King in 2015, popular German brand Creme 21 in 2019 and Dermicool in 2022. In recent times, as part of his long-term vision, Harsha identified investment opportunities in new age start-ups as strategic avenues for growth.

Harsha was awarded as one of the India's Hottest Young Business Leaders in the prestigious "FORTY UNDER 40" list put together by The Economic Times & Spencer Stuart in 2016. He is a member of Young Presidents' Organization and a member of the CII National Committee of FMCG Industry. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of Indian Chamber of Commerce.


  • Vice Chairman & Managing Director

    Current role

  • Wholetime Director