About The Speaker
Ritu Marya is the Editor- in- Chief for Entrepreneur India-Asia-Pacific and Franchise India Media, a group company of Franchise India Holdings Limited. She is the Group Editor and leads the editorial desk which comprises business magazines including Entrepreneur, The Franchising World and Retailer together with the Digital media arm of Entrepreneur.com, Franchiseindia.com, wellnessindia.com, indianretailer.com and restaurantindia.in.
In her tryst with Business Journalism over the last 16 years, Ritu is regarded as an authority on Startups, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Fintech, AI, Blockchain, Consumer Businesses, Retail, Luxury to Education, Restaurant, Funding and more. In her role as the Group Editor she meets and interacts with Leading Indian and Global Entrepreneurs and thought-leaders while tracking Startup and Entrepreneurial and consumer business landscape in India and Asia-Pacific.
Ritu is a consistent speaker at India’s leading Business & Leadership Summits organized by Central and State Governments, Business forums like Confederation of Indian Industry -CII, FICCI, Phd Chambers, ASSOCHAM and NASSCOM to name a few. She is an established mentor for the leading B-schools, e-cells of the IIT’s across the country to name a few. She is also a regular invited speaker at Global Summits like RISE Technology Summit Hong Kong 2019, 2018 Hong Kong, RISE 2017 and 2016, Money 20/20 Asia 2019, Techsauce Global Summit 2019, Web Summit-Lisbon 2018, Techne Summit Alexandria 2018 to name a few.
Ritu also directs leading consumer and business forums across education, beauty & wellness, e retail, home, food & beverages, among others. She has led more than 300 such conferences across metros, tier1 and tier 2 cities at Franchise India Events. She was the Jury for Franchise India Show, India’s biggest business reality show, where brands from all over India competed to be crowned as ‘Ultimate Franchisor’. The weekly episode series which had 12 episodes was aired on Times Now channel over a period of 3 months from 30th June till 15th September 2018. She also pulled off ELive 2019 at Singapore in March which became Entrepreneur Media’s first APAC summit.
Academically she is masters in Business economics from Punjab University; she started her career as Faculty for Post –Graduation Economics under the same university. In 2003 she moved to Delhi and started working with Franchise India Holdings Limited where she has successfully spearheaded and grown the editorial and content at Franchise India