The Woman Behind 'Frooti' Shares What Keeps Her Going So Strong Schauna Chauhan initiated the open door policy at the organisation making the work environment more comfortable and approachable

By Sugandh Bahl

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Chauhan has been the driving force behind Frooti, a widely accepted innovation of India. Chauhan joined the board in 1999 and took over as a CEO in 2006 and since then, there has been a steady increase in their market share in the countries where they have been exporting. "I have continuously focused on growing our brands and innovating new products," says Chauhan.

Calm at home and aggressive at work, has been "the Schauna way" of building this beverage division. She encourages the staff not to work for long hours, beginning the day early at 8.30am and getting done by 5pm, giving employees a lot of time to indulge in activities other than work. "My first step as a CEO was to smarten up. I believe one should never start thinking 'you know it all' because that's never going to happen," she adds. Also, she initiated the open door policy at the organisation making the work environment more comfortable and approachable.

Further, she made it a point not send too many emails and instead suggests the employees to get up from the desks and walk up for a chat, focusing on building a more interactive culture.

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Sugandh Bahl

Former Feature Writer, Entrepreneur India Magazine

Journalism has been in my roots since my school days. Beginning with a content specialist at CRY organisation to landing up being a Feature writer/correspondent at The Entrepreneur Magazine, life has experienced ups and downs fairly well. A foodie by nature and pet over at heart, currently I am thoroughly enjoying my tenure at The Entrepreneur!

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