May 30, 2012 | Contribution by
Sarathbabu Elumalai is the Chief Executive Director of Food King. He was interviewed by the JKP on March 7, 2012.
At the World Bank’s 2012 Global Youth Conference in March, E. Sarathbabu was honored for his entrepreneurship and leadership skills. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Food King, a food catering business in Chennai, India, with about 300 employees. He grew up in a slum but went on to get a masters degree from the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad and then started the company in 2006 with only $40 in capital. He spoke with us about the challenges of launching a company and the critical need for information and access to finance.