Hari, together with his brother Shyam, is co-founder of Jubilant Bhartia Group headquartered in New Delhi, India.
The Jubilant Bhartia Group, with 35,000 employees, has a strong presence in diverse sectors like Pharmaceuticals, Drug Discovery Services and Life Science Ingredients, Performance Polymers, Food Service (QSR), 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.
Hari is the Co-Chairman and Managing Director of Jubilant Life Sciences Limited, Co-Chairman of Jubilant FoodWorks Limited, and Chairman of Jubilant Industries Limited.
A Chemical Engineering Graduate from the prestigious 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) and a member of several educational, scientific and technological programmes of the Government of India. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Raipur and currently Member of the International Advisory Board of McGill University, Canada. Recently he was asked to head the newest IIM, Vishakhapatnam.
Hari is a member of 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 and the Health Governors.
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 2013, presented by the President of India. In 2010, the duo also shared the much-coveted Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Life Sciences and Consumer Products category.