Hema Hattangady had her first role as a project executive. She then became marketing support executive responsible for promotion, marketing events, exhibitions, design and production of marketing literature etc. to support the selling agency. In 1993, India?s first private venture capital company Indus Venture Pvt. Ltd., set up by late T Thomas (former Chairman of Hindustan Lever Ltd in India) invested in the equity of Enercon which helped to fund design and marketing infrastructure. In October 1996, Hema was made the Managing Director and CEO. Ashok continued to head R&D and Technology. In November 2004, Enercon was renamed Conzerv Systems. She was responsible for transforming the company and putting it on a new trajectory of growth in sales and profits.
BACKGROUND: She graduated with a bachelor?s degree in commerce, with the tenth rank in Karnataka University. She did her post-graduation in management from the Indian Institute of Management Kolkata in 1987. She also has a post-graduate diploma in French from Karnataka University.