Primary Role
Founder and Group CEO at Smile Group
SDM College of Engineering and Technology
January 17, 1972

Detailed Description


Harish is one of the leading entrepreneurs in the Indian internet industry over the last decade. He founded The Smile Group in 1999 with Smile Interactive Technologies (SIT). Amongst India's first internet business solutions companies, SIT has developed extremely successful businesses with partners like WPP and Yahoo! including:

• Quasar: India's largest digital media and e-business solutions company, now part of WPP Digital. WPP bought majority stakes in Quasar in 2007. • Tyroo: The largest display ad-network in India. It has Yahoo! as a significant minority partner since 2007. • Zoomtra: India’s leading travel meta-search engine which powers some of the leading global players in the indian market.

His recent ventures include Squad Digital, FashionAndYou and HealthPA.

- Squad Digital is the largest specialist integrated digital marketing agency in East & Central Africa. Our JV partner, Scan Group, are the largest marketing services group in the East & Central Africa.

FashionAndYou ( is an online fashion & lifestyle retail private sales club for the value concious consumer. The clear market leader in India, F&Y is working with some of the leading fashion & lifestyle brands from around the world.

HealthPA is a healthcare decision support system and services facilitator for patients in India and across the world seeking medical services in India. It has the largest network of hospitals, clinics and doctors in India.

Harish is Ex-Chairman of Digital Agencies Committee of IAMAI. He was awarded “Udyog Rattan” by Institute of Economic Studies for “Outstanding Performance and Contribution Towards the Industrial Development of the Country” while an “Excellence Award” was presented to SIT for “Excellence in Productivity, Quality, Innovation and Management”.

Experience (9)


Advisory Roles (1)


Education (1)