Mukesh Ambani and Akash Ambani© Getty Images

From Akash Ambani To Aditya Munjal, 7 Youngest Business Heads Of India To Know

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

ICYMI, the digital arm of Reliance Industries, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd., has announced that director Mukesh Ambani is stepping down from his position. His son, and non-executive director of the company, Akash Ambani has been appointed as the chairman of the board.

After being introduced to the Board of Directors, the eldest son of the Ambani family served as the chief strategist at Jio Infocomm and was involved in the development of applications like JioChat, JioCinema, JioTV, and more.

At 30 years of age, Ambani is among some of the youngest business heads of the country. Here are some CEOs and entrepreneurs who have disrupted the Indian business scene at a very young age…

Some Of The Most Inspiring Indian Business Heads Under 35

Ritesh Agarwal, OYO Rooms

Ritesh Agarwal, OYO Rooms©Getty Images

This college dropout traced the journey to becoming one of the world’s youngest self-made billionaires before turning 30 through sheer hard work and gumption. Agarwal founded OYO rooms back in 2013 and by the age of 22, he was already a millionaire. Over the past few years, he has taken the company to new heights with its name being commonplace in around 80 countries.

Aditya Munjal, Hero Lectro

Aditya Munjal, Hero Lectro©Aditya Munjal

From accompanying his grandfather, the late OP Munjal, on his visits to bicycle markets to being at the helm of one of the country’s biggest e-cycle makers Hero Lectro, Aditya Munjal’s journey has always been written in the stars. At just 33, Munjal has led the company to become a pioneer in the industry.

Lisa Suwal, Prasuma and Meatigo

Lisa Suwal, Prasuma and Meatigo©Lisa Suwal

A childhood trip to her family’s sausage and meat factory cemented Lisa Suwal’s journey toward branching out as an entrepreneur in her own right. Suwal’s ready-to-eat momos brand Prasuma has disrupted the industry by introducing a healthier and delicious snacking alternative in the market. At 34 years of age, the businesswoman has managed to make her a name to reckon with but she still believes there are many milestones to achieve before she can rest.

Divya Gokulnath, Byju’s

Divya Gokulnath, Byju’s©Getty Images

From teaching a class of 100 students back in 2008 to being the co-founder of a billion-dollar ed-tech company, Divya Gokulnath has charted an extraordinary path, especially considering that she had no entrepreneurial aspirations when she started out. With her husband Byju Raveendran, Gokulnath revolutionised digital education in the country and became a role model for female entrepreneurs all over the world.

Pulkit Khurana and Siddharth Sikka, Battery Smart

Pulkit Khurana and Siddharth Sikka, Battery Smart©Pulkit Khurana and Siddharth Sikka

The 31-year-old duo’s business story began with spectacular failure but became an example of perseverance and success quickly after that. The IIT graduates became the co-founders of Battery Smart, a battery swapping network for electric vehicles, after spotting a huge lack of charging infrastructure for EVs in the country. Slowly and steadily, the duo is changing the landscape of EV market in India.