Nilam Ganenthiran, Chief Business Officer

Nilam Ganenthiran

Chief Business Officer, Instacart

As Chief Business Officer at Instacart, Nilam leads Instacart’s efforts to develop sustainable partnerships with retailers, consumer packaged good manufacturers, content providers, payment processors, and other technology start-ups. Under Nilam’s leadership, Instacart has grown from a 10-person start-up with 100 personal shoppers across San Francisco to its position today as the largest same-day grocery service in the country while serving 135+ grocers across 34 U.S. markets with 18,000+ personal shoppers.  

Prior to joining Instacart, Nilam served Grocery, Mass Merchandise and Drug Store clients as a Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney’s Consumer Retail practice. As a consultant, Nilam focused on working with clients on omnichannel strategy, merchandising effectiveness, goods-for-resale procurement, and G&A expense optimization. 

Nilam began his career in Shopper Marketing and Brand Management with Procter & Gamble, where he worked on household brands such as Pampers and Iams. 

Nilam is a graduate of York University’s Schulich School of Business, and also holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.