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Haresh Chawla


Haresh joined True North in 2012. He is responsible for building and scaling up businesses owned by the company across sectors, as well as leading investments related to consumer brands, media, and entertainment.

Prior to joining True North, Haresh had an extremely successful 12-year stint as Group CEO for Network18. He grew the company from US$12 million in 2001 to over US$ 500 million in 2012. This followed earlier successes in building start-ups at HCL, ABCL and the Times of India Group.

Haresh is one of the most influential commentators in the Indian digital space. He has been keenly engaged in India's consumer internet revolution since the early nineties and is credited with building India’s largest, most well-known internet businesses like Moneycontrol, Bookmyshow, Yatra, Firstpost and HomeShop18. He continues as anangel investor and mentor to several internet and consumer start-ups today. He is adjunct faculty at the SP Jain Institute of Management, and on the Industry Advisory Board of the BITSOM.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from IIT Mumbai and a Master’s degree in Business Management from IIM Calcutta.

In his spare time, Haresh enjoys reading and cooking.