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Meena Ganesh, 56

Managing director and CEO, Portea Medical

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Ganesh has been busy leading the charge to establish her sixyear-old startup as a comprehensive consumer healthcare firm. Last December, Portea launched a diabetes management programme for blood glucose monitoring, nutrition consultation, and complete body checkups. In the past year, Ganesh has worked to bring down costs and improve margins by streamlining processes, eliminating overlaps in functions, and focussing on high-margin service lines. The result: Portea’s monthly losses have halved. She aims to break even in the next 18 months.