Meet the Founders

Nishu Jouhari

Nishu Jouhari graduated with a degree in Interior Designing from SNDT, Mumbai- the first Maharashtra University to be accredited a 5 star rating from the NAAC. She was then married and started her own carpets and soft furnishings company along with offering her interior designing expertise.

During her years at university, Nishu was awarded the Best Cadet of the Maharashtra battalion and was also selected for Republic Day Parade at the country’s capital- New Delhi.

 In 1991, Nishu had been offered a post of Vice-President which soon converted into a Director position for a start-up garment buying house and exporting company. In the period of 7 years she worked here, the business had reached a turnover bracket of INR 75 crores (750 million) per annum. Today the same business is turning over INR 200 crores (2 billion) per annum.

 In 1998, Nishu had chosen to work with the newly launched furniture retail family business- Essentially Metal. Since then she has been viewed and respected as one of Bangalore’s leading women entrepreneurs and has featured in India’s highly acclaimed design publications over the years.

More recently, Nishu was selected for and offereda 100% scholarship for the Goldman Sachs Advanced Level Entrepreneurship Programme at the International School of Business- an internationally top ranked institution (b-school); where she received business and management education that was applied to the furniture business.

Currently, Nishu Jouhari is a member and the Chapter Director of BNI (Business Networking International) Bangalore- the largest business networking organization in the world.

Dhruv Jouhari

Dhruv Jouhari graduated from Lancaster University Management School in the United Kingdom- ranked within the top four of UK and a highly acclaimed global institution with a 6 star management school (one of the only two in the United Kingdom). He graduated with an honours degree in Management and Entrepreneurship from the Lancaster University Management School.Dhruv was also nominated for the placement student of the year award by the university during his time at the college.

Dhruv worked at the headquarters of the world’s largest steel organisation- ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg, Europe. Working in the Treasury department of ArcelorMittal Sourcing, which is the central buying and selling body of the multinational organisation gave much insight regarding the various operations across sectors and the administrative processes which generated a passion for a business model that ran in such efficiency. In early 2010, Dhruv decided to move back to India and join the family business to implement internationally advanced systems to the daily practices of Essentially Metal.

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