Ms. Apurva Purohit is an Indian businesswoman with over three decades of experience in the corporate world, where she formed significant partnerships with private equity firms and promoters to build and scale up a diverse set of businesses – from early-stage fledgling businesses, to setting up new ventures and to supervising turnarounds in mature and declining organizations.
She is also an Independent Director at L&T Technology Services Ltd, Navin Fluorine International Ltd. and Marico Ltd. Ms. Apurva Purohit has recently launched Aazol Ventures Pvt Ltd, a consumer products Company which aims to create a market for traditional food items made by self-help groups and micro-entrepreneurs, by reconnecting Indian consumers with their roots and the local food of their regions.
She has been a leading voice in the Indian business landscape, advocating gender diversity, probing what ails it, and what organizations and leaders can do to improve this critical imperative. She is also the author of two national bestsellers, ‘Lady, You’re not a Man – the Adventures of a Woman at Work’ and ‘Lady, You’re the Boss!’.
Over the years, Ms. Apurva Purohit has won multiple business awards and has been named as one of the Most Powerful Women in Business by the India Today Group and Fortune India over several years. She was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIM Bangalore in 2022.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Physics) and completed her PGDM from IIM, Bangalore. She was a state-level hockey player and played for Tamil Nadu State and Tamil Nadu University.