Mr. B S Nagesh Chairman and Non–Executive Director
Mr. B.S. Nagesh, 59, is the Chairman and Non–Executive Director of Company. He is the Founder of TRRAIN (Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India) and the not for profit Company TRRAIN Foundation. TRRAIN has a vision of “Empowering people in Retail”. In the last 6 years it has created livelihood for more than 8,500 disabled youth and skilled more than 26,000 youth in retail. Mr. Nagesh has been involved with Shoppers Stop Limited (“Holding Company”) since its inception in 1991 as its first employee and became Vice-Chairman. Thereafter, he has been appointed as the Chairman of Shoppers Stop Limited w.e.f June 8, 2018. He stepped out of the day-to-day roles of the business as Managing Director in the year 2009. Mr. Nagesh is a MBA from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
Mr. Rajiv Suri Vice - Chairman and Non–Executive Director
“Mr. Rajiv Suri, 55 years, is the Vice - Chairman and Non–Executive Director of Company. He is the Managing Director, designated as ‘Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer’ of Shoppers Stop Limited; the Holding Company.
Prior to joining Shoppers Stop, Mr. Rajiv Suri, was CEO for the Majid Al Futtaim Fashion business, which is spread across close to 140 stores across Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he led strategic development, growth, transformation, innovation and digitalization. Before joining Majid Al Futtaim, Mr. Suri was associated with Jashanmal Group as CEO Retail from 2007 till 2014. Prior thereto, he had worked with Mexx Europe Holding from 1998 to 2007 at various positions viz. General Manager, Middle East; Franchise Director- Europe and Middle East; and lastly as Managing Director.
He has done his B.Com (Hons) from Delhi University; PGD in Sales and Marketing Management from Institute of Marketing Management, New Delhi; PGD in Business Management from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Jaipur and Strategic Retail Management from Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.”
Mr. Karunakaran Mohanasundaram Non–Executive Director
Mr. Karunakaran Mohanasundaram, 52 years, is the Non–Executive Director of the Company. He is Chief Financial Officer of Shoppers Stop Limited; Holding Company and of the Company. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary, with more than 25 years of experience. He has worked across retail, manufacturing and pharmaceutical Industry. His last job was with Avon a US based direct selling beauty company in the world, as its Executive Director (Finance) – Asia Pacific region at Singapore.
Ms. Ameesha Prabhu, Non-Executive Director
Ms. Ameesha Prabhu, is a Non-Executive Director of our Company. She is a Chief Executive Officer of Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India (TRRAIN) and shoulders the responsibility of nurturing all the initiatives of TRRAIN.
She started her career in retail over 22 years ago. Her hands-on experience at various department and specialty stores, lifestyle and value formats have given her an in-depth understanding of the Buying & Merchandising function, along with end-to-end Category Management. She has also acquired holistic perspective of various retail businesses, their financials & profitability criteria’s. She has lead a large team of category managers & has worked in various departments starting from apparels, accessories, books, music, stationery & general merchandise. She has worked with leading organizations such as Tesco Hindustan Wholesaling Ltd, Aditya Birla Retail, Crossword Bookstores, Swatch Group and Shoppers Stop Ltd. She specializes in range and product development including private labels (sourced nationally & internationally), assortment planning & understanding the retail customer. She also has been a functional expert in Retail ERP- JDA, SAP & Oracle Retail.
Her understanding of the retail environment, as well as her empathy with the front-end associates, is the result of her personal journey from the shop floor to being the Head of Buying. At TRRAIN, she is a role model and mentor to the enthusiastic, young team. She relishes opportunities to share her insights with aspiring retail professionals and entrepreneurs.
Mr. Devadas C Non–Executive Director
“Mr. Devadas Chittozhi, 54 years, is the Non–Executive Director of the Company. He is having 30 years of experience in Retail Supply chain. He started his career with Weekender and had worked with the said Company for 8 years as Head of Logistics. He later joined Shoppers Stop Limited and has been working with them for the last 22 years as Head Supply chain, Mission Control, Distribution & Logistics. He has received “Best Supply Chain Officer” in India Award from Kamikaze B2B Media for the year 2014. He is an Advisory Council Member for Express Logistics and Supply chain (ELSC) and Supply chain Committee Member for Retail Association of India (RAI). Mr. Devadas Chittozhi has done his B.Com from Calicut University, Kerala and PGDBM from Alagappa University.”
Mr. Maneesh Mittal Non–Executive Director
“Mr. Maneesh Mittal, 42 years, is the Non–Executive Director of the Company. He is a result oriented, decisive business leader with proven success in identifying market trends & opportunities, implementing organizational transformations and delivering high growth top-line and bottom-line in retail and travel organisations. In his nearly two decades with the Tata Group, Maneesh has a track record of starting up a billion-dollar telecom company and carries domestic and international experience in P&L oversight, Operations, eCommerce and Marketing, involving both start-up and growth organisations. Maneesh is passionate about digitization and applying technology to achieve business objectives.In his current role as Chief – Omnichannel at Shoppers Stop Limited, Maneesh is responsible for building the Company’s digital capabilities towards a significant share of chain revenues, as well as to drive digitally enabled customer journeys across media, channels and touchpoints. Mr. Maneesh Mittal has done PG Diploma in Marketing & IT from Symbiosis – SCMHRD, Pune.”