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Sarathbabu Elumalai is the Chief Executive Director of Food King. He was interviewed by the JKP on March 7, 2012.

Sarathbabu Elumalai grew up in a slum in Chennai, India but went on to get a masters degree from the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad and then started the catering business Food King in 2006 with only $40 in capital. Food King now has about 300 employees.

Sarathbabu was honored for his entrepreneurship and leadership skills at the World Bank’s 2012 Global Youth Conference in March. He spoke with us about the challenges of launching a company and the critical need for information and access to finance.

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Sarathbabu Elumalai

Chief Executive Director, Food King

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