Meena Ganesh, Co-Founder and Chairperson at Portea Medical

Meena Ganesh, Co-Founder and Chairperson at Portea Medical

As the Co-founder and Chairperson, Meena leads Portea Medical (www.portea.com), India’s leading and fastest growing home healthcare company, which she co-founded in July 2013. The company, has 4000+ employees and operations across 40+ cities in India, and brings in-home to patients, the full range of geriatric, chronic, post-operative care as well as allied healthcare services. As a partner of the platform, Growthstory.in, one of India’s largest entrepreneurship platforms, she is also co- promoter of nearly a dozen, new-age Internet/ Technology enabled start-ups namely bigbasket, Bluestone, HomeLane, and Verloop.io.

Meena’s career spans across organizations such as TutorVista, Pearson Education Services, Tesco Hindustan Service Centre, CustomerAsset, Microsoft India, PWC and NIIT. Meena is a PGDM holder from IIM Calcutta and has a graduate degree in Physics from the Madras University. Meena serves on the board of Pfizer India, P&G Health & Hygiene Limited and Axis Bank. She is the founder president of Home Healthcare Association and has also been part of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta. Through her non-profit Bahaar Foundation, Meena focuses on creating micro entrepreneurs in Healthcare and Agriculture sectors.

Meena has recently been recognized by Forbes Asia – 50 Over 50 (2022) for shattering age and gender norms all over the globe and also featured in the list of Top 20 Outstanding Female Business Leaders by Forbes Asia 2021. She has been part of Fortune India’s 50 ‘Most Powerful Women in Business’; for seven consecutive years (2015 – 2021). She has also been featured on IFC WeRise: Insights from Women Business Leaders on Managing through Crisis, Resilience and Recovery in 2021, also recognized by Business Today as Most Powerful Women in Business (2019-2021) and on W PowerTrailblazer by Forbes India in 2017 to acknowledge the significant achievements being made by women across diverse sectors. She won Acharya /Business Mentor of the Year by Entrepreneur India (2019), Pride of Karnataka Awards by Round Table India and Ladies Circle India (2017) and the ET Start-up Award in the Women Ahead category in 2016 and was chosen as Health Entrepreneur of the Year (2016) at the India Health Summit and Awards. She was awarded the Kempegowda Award by BBMP for contribution to the city of Bengaluru.