Man on a MISSION

Femina|July 2020

Man on a MISSION
Having begun his career on the ‘buyside’ in New York at UBS Investment Bank, SAHIL DHARIA moved to healthcare in India because he wanted to make difference. Charlene Flanagan chats with the entrepreneur
Charlene Flanagan

Sahil Dharia is a man of many talents. He launched his first entrepreneurial venture at the age of 21, and eventually found his calling at the age of 32 with his company Soothe Healthcare. The founder and CEO of Soothe, he is a global executive with over 15 years of experience with setting up, scaling, and leading in financial services and consumer goods. “I gave up a job at Wall Street to moved to India to help set up a leading multinational company (MNC). After spending years setting up and scaling the company and sensing opportunity in India, I gave up my green card to become an Indian entrepreneur, I realised that I wanted to spend my life building and investing in either health or education,” he says.

This gave rise to Dharia’s foray into the sector with his Soothe Healthcare, which manufactures women’s personal hygiene products, including sanitary napkins under the brand Paree. Over to him:

Films like Pad Man have helped start the conversation on women’s health. What else do you believe can be done? How have you managed to create awareness among women in India?

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