Haresh Chawla

Executive in Residence

Mr. Haresh Chawla is a Partner at True North, one of India’s most experienced and respected private equity funds, with over $3.0 billion under management. At True North, he focuses on investments in the food and consumer sectors, where he identifies and helps transform mid-size businesses. 

Chawla is one of the most influential commentators in the Indian digital space. His work on Founding Fuel is considered the gold standard in thought leadership. 

He is best known for his leadership in transforming the Network18 Group into a formidable media network. Under his watch as Founding CEO, Network 18 became India’s fastest-growing Media and Entertainment network. His career at Network18 spanned 12 years, during which he helped scale revenues from $3 million in 1999 to $500 million in 2012. 

Chawla has also been keenly engaged in the consumer internet revolution in India since the early nineties. He is credited with building India’s largest, most well-known internet businesses like Moneycontrol, Bookmyshow, Yatra, Firstpost and Homeshop18. He continues as a successful investor and mentor to several internet and consumer start-ups today.

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