Suchi Mukherjee: The Woman Competing With the Big Boys

May/31/2022 / by Team SEEMA
Suchi Mukherjee
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Suchi Mukherjee is the driving force behind LimeRoad, an online shopping network that’s competing with some huge names. When she first has the idea for the company she knew it was needed, but she couldn’t have known just how successful it would be. She used her creativity and extensive business experience to lead her company through its founding and its continued success.

Mukherjee had been unintentionally training to take on this challenge for years. She attended the University of Cambridge, acquired two degrees, and worked at famous companies like eBay, Skype, and GumTree. These experiences gave her an excellent insight into the world of business and opened the door to creating her own empire.

LimeRoad has a tendency to overshadow its entrepreneurial leader, who is, after all, a fairly private person. That being said, a mini-biography of Suchi Mukherjee wouldn’t be complete without learning a little more about her personal life and background. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about Mukherjee.

Who Is Suchi Mukherjee Married To?

Mukherjee is married to Sandeep Kunte, who works with Barclays Bank. The pair first met when Suchi undertook an internship at St. Stephens College in New Delhi. They spent time together in New Delhi and then parted when the internship ended. Suchi went to London and Sandeep to Boston. They kept in touch and Sandeep ended up visiting London for work. From there, the couple says they simply knew they would be married. There was no official engagement and the couple married in 2006.

Does She Have Children?

Mukherjee and her husband have a daughter and a son. The children’s lives are kept private, so not much is known about them.

Where Was Suchi Mukherjee Born?

Mukherjee was born in Haryana, India, on July 6th, 1973. She was born into a middle-class family that encouraged her to pursue education. She attended three different universities, St. Stephens College, the University of Cambridge, and the London School of Economics. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Math and a Masters in Finance and Economics. She is also a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholar and Fellow, a Chadburn Scholar, and a British Chevening Scholar. 

What Is Suchi Mukherjee Famous For?

Mukherjee is the founder of the online shopping site LimeRoad. She’s considered a very successful Indian businesswoman and was considered a rising talent at the 2010 World Women’s Forum in Paris. 

What Is Suchi Mukherjee’s Net Worth?

Mukherjee’s net worth hasn’t been released publicly. That being said, Limeroad is doing well and is considered a “million-dollar company” so Mukherjee is likely doing well financially.

When Did She Start Her Career?

Mukherjee began her career working at Lehman Brothers Incorporation, she became a Senior Associate in the Corporate Finance Department. After five years, she left that company and went to work for Virgin Media, where she was the Director of Change and Business Development. Two years later, she made the switch to heading the business seller programs at eBay Incorporation. A year later she became the Director of an Executive Management Team at Skype, which was owned by eBay at the time. Next, she landed at GumTree, which was also owned by eBay at the time. She was a Managing Director there until 2011. While on maternity leave, she came up with the idea of an online shopping network. That idea led to the founding of LimeRoad in 2012.

Awards, Accomplishments, and Honors

Mukherjee has received many awards, accomplishments, and honors since beginning her career. Those include:

  • Winning the Best Startup Award from Business Today in 2015.
  • Reaching the 50 million visitors milestone with LimeRoad.
  • Winning the INFOCOM Women of the Year in 2015.
  • Competing with industry favorites like Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal.
  • Winning the Unicorn Startup Award in 2016.
  • She was also nominated for the ET Startup Award in 2017.

Suchi Mukherjee is a prime example of creating what you want to see in the world. While browsing a shopping magazine she saw a piece of jewelry she liked and thought that there should be a place she could easily find it. From there, she created her own online shopping network and became one of India’s best businesswomen. She’s an inspiring and creative individual and it’s impossible to know what she’ll do next.

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