Video: In conversation with Salil Murthy of General Mills


On the sidelines of the 40 Under 40 event in Bengaluru, senior associate editor Aveek Datta spoke to Salil Murthy, country head of General Mills. Here are some snippets from the conversation:

Q. What does it mean for you to be a part of the Fortune India 40 under 40 list?

A. It’s a tremendous honour. I look at some of the awardees in the past, and some of the awardees this year, and I am truly humbled. I think they are a terrific bunch of people who have absolutely gone out and achieved enormous things, and I am humbled and honoured to be a part of this list.

Q. Who or what has been your biggest inspiration in life?

A. I think a number of people have been a huge inspiration for me. Definitely, my wife. She has always continued to push me to get better and keep learning more and more. She is certainly a huge source of inspiration. I think the other one from a business standpoint is: Elon Musk. The one attribute of his that I love is his ability to think big at a scale which a few people can, and then go out and make it happen. If you really think about it, that’s what great leaders do. I think those are the two people that have really inspired me.

Read more: General Mills looks to double its growth in India

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