Challenges are natural when your better half also happens to be your business partner. However, for entrepreneurs, being married to their business partner is an asset to both their professional success as well as their personal relationships. Here are these 5 entrepreneurs who are partners in both life and business:
BK Goenka and Dipali Goenka: BK Goenka is the chairman of Welspun, which is a Rs. 20,000 cr steelto-home textile company. Dipali Goenka is the CEO and joint MD of the company. They say that their strength to ensure that they do not directly report to each other. So Dipali Goenka reports to Rajesh Mandawewala, the MD of the group.
Amit Jatia and Smita Jatia: Amit Jatia is the vice-chairman of McDonald’s India (west and south) and Smita Jatia, is the company’s MD. They have kept their personal and professional lives separate for success.
Krishnan Ganesh and Meena Ganesh: The entrepreneurs of GrowthStory have founded and led four green field startups, nine fund raises from institutional VCs, four successful exits to companies listed in India, UK and the US and seven mergers and acquisition transactions. Both say that it is respect for each other and complementing each other’s strengths that helps them work as a team.
Vivek Prabhakar and Shubhra Chadda: Chumbak, a startup that makes ornaments to clothes, was Shubhra Chadda’s idea. Vivek Prabhakar, CEO and cofounder, joined when he saw huge potential in the firm. Chumbak now has almost 15-stores all over India.
Dhiraj and Ambiga Rajaram: Dhiraj Rajaram is the founder of Mu Sigma and Ambiga, the company’s CEO, is his ex-wife. Though they are no longer together, but during their divorce last month both has announced that this development would have no impact on the running of the company.