Hari, together with his brother Shyam, is the Founder and Co-Chairman of Jubilant Bhartia Group (www.jubilantbhartia.com) headquartered in New Delhi, India.
The Jubilant Bhartia Group, has a strong presence in diverse sectors like Pharmaceuticals, Life Science Ingredients, Drug Discovery Services and Therapeutics, Performance Polymers, Food Service (QSR), Food, Auto, Consulting in Aerospace and Oilfield Services. Jubilant Bhartia Group has three flagships Companies- Jubilant Life Sciences Limited, Jubilant FoodWorks Limited and Jubilant Industries Limited, listed on Indian Stock Exchanges. Currently the group has a global workforce of around 39,000 employees.
Hari is the Co-Chairman and Managing Director of Jubilant Life Sciences Limited, Co-Chairman of Jubilant FoodWorks Limited.
The Group, through its investments by Jubilant Life Sciences, has presence in the United States and Canada, with around 2400 employees. Jubilant FoodWorks, another group company, is the master franchisee of Domino's Pizza, the largest food service chain & Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in India.
A Chemical Engineering Graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, Hari was conferred the Distinguished Alumni award by his alma mater in 2000. He has been associated in various capacities with the IIT system and with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Hari is a former President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) (2010-2011) and a member of several educational, scientific and technological programs of the Government of India. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Raipur & Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. He is currently Member of the International Advisory Board of McGill University, Canada; Chairman of Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Management, Visakhapatnam and Chairman of CII-Jubilant Food & Agriculture Centre of Excellence.
Hari is a member of several CEO’s Forums & prominent being the India-USA CEO Forum and India-France CEO Forum. He is a regular participant at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council; Community of Chairpersons; Global Health and Healthcare Governors Community; Family Business Community. He was the Co-Chair of the Davos Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in 2015. Hari is also a Founding Member of Brookings India.
Hari is a strong proponent of Corporate Social Responsibility. He, along with Shyam, established Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, whose efforts are directed towards community development with focus on Primary Education, Basic Healthcare services and Livelihood generation programs. He is also deeply involved in ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award - India’, a joint initiative of Jubilant Bhartia Foundation and Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, with an objective of recognizing promising and successful social entrepreneurs in India.
His immense contributions have been recognized by various awards. He, along with his brother, was felicitated with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the prestigious AIMA Managing India Awards, presented by the President of India. The duo also shared the much-coveted Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Life Sciences and Consumer Products category. The Group companies have been recognized with various prestigious awards for excellence in corporate social responsibility, environment management and corporate governance.
Hari is married to Kavita, a leading Fashion Designer and Retailer. They have a daughter, Aashti and a son, Arjun.