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Mira Kulkarni, 62

Chairman and managing director, Mountain Valley Springs

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Growing demand for high-quality ayurvedic products has helped the Forest Essentials brand carve its identity both domestically and globally. The luxury ayurveda brand, run by Mountain Valley Springs under the watchful eye of Kulkarni, grew to 72 stores in FY18 from 60 in FY17. It caters to 290 five-star hotels and exports its products to over 70 countries. Since April 2017, its e-commerce business has grown 120%. It has signed a three-year pact with Marriott International for the hotel amenities line-up for JW Marriott.