Alok Dubey is the CEO of Lifestyle Business Division at Arvind Fashions and responsible for strategising, building and growing a spectrum of very successful iconic brands like US Polo Assn, Flying Machine and Ed Hardy.
An alumni of IIM Bangalore, Alok has over 30 years of work experience in the fashion and lifestyle industry of which the last 15 years are with Arvind. Prior to joining Arvind, Alok has held pivotal positions across industries and worked with well-renowned companies like The Swatch Group, Titan Industries, and The Times Of India Group.
Chief Sourcing Officer, Arvind Fashions
Anindya Ray is the Chief Sourcing Officer at Arvind Fashions and is responsible for sourcing, quality, product development, and technical support for the entire Arvind Fashions brands and retail group. He has over 3 decades of experience in buying and merchandising, design, product development and sourcing and quality.
Anindya started his career in 1987 and has worked with renowned companies like Arvind, UCB, Bombay Dyeing, and Madura garments. He has previously been the Design Head for Allen Solly, Buying and Merchandising Head for Unlimited chain of stores and is currently the Sourcing and Quality head for Arvind Fashions. Some of his most noticeable achievements has been launching brands like Lee and SF jeans in India.
Anindya’s excellent knowledge of the Indian market, fashion trends, product and sourcing has immensely helped and played a significant role in the company’s growth over the past decade.
Piyush Kumar Chowhan
Chief Information Officer, Arvind Fashions
Piyush Kumar Chowhan is the CIO at Arvind Fashions. As CIO he works closely with businesses, corporate functions and partners, providing them with strategic direction and thought leadership to the digital initiatives. He is responsible for formulating and administering IT policies covering standards, information risk management, and governance. His past work experience with global retail giants like Walmart, Target, Circuit City, Tesco, and Best Buy has made Piyush an acknowledged domain expert in retail, E-commerce & supply chain management.
He has an MBA from XIMB and engineering degree from NIT Surat and has over 20+ years of experience in setting up new centre of excellence (COE) in retail technology operations and business transformation.
Chief Financial Officer, Arvind Fashions
Mr. S Kannan is the CFO at Arvind Fashions. A well respected member of the Institute Of Chartered Accountants of India for more than 30 years, he has helped create businesses, monetise and sustain value through initiatives on all aspects such as strategic planning, business acquisitions, and divestitures.
Prior to joining Arvind Fashions, he has work with Indian and Global MNC companies like Murugappa Group, Unilever (earlier Hindustan Lever), and TVS Group. His areas of specialisation include finance, accounting, risk management, commercial, governance and compliance, information technology and taxation (IT & T) and supply chain experience across retail, engineering, FMCG, and IT hardware and services sector.
CEO - Heritage Brands Division, Arvind Fashions
Sumit Dhingra is the CEO of Heritage Brands Division at Arvind Fashions. He has been a part of Arvind since 2009 and has been driving business operations, planning, and brand management.
Sumit started his illustrious career in retail and merchandising industry with Madura garments. He has an engineering degree from National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli and PGDM from IIM Lucknow and has over 15 years of experiences in the industry. Over the years, he has taken up major assignments in the areas of business strategy, competitive analysis, brand management and marketing, inventory management and key account management.
For his dedicated contribution to the industry, Sumit has been awarded ET 40 under Forty: India’s hottest business leaders in 2017 by Economic Times and Spencer Stuart.
CHRO, Arvind Fashions
Shilpa Vaid is the CHRO at Arvind Fashions. Currently she handles the overall responsibility for the human resources & administration functions for Arvind Fashions and associate/ JV companies.
Shilpa has been an HR leader with over 17 years of local & international experience spanning across all functional areas of HR, with a deep specialisation in performance and talent management. She started her illustrious career in HR consulting with Ernst & Young/ Arthur Andersen and thereafter worked with Aviva Life Insurance and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance.
Prior to joining Arvind Fashions, Shilpa has worked with MetLife as the Country Head of Human Resources wherein she led the HR function for the India business of the global insurance giant. Her last assignment with MetLife was as the Talent Management lead for Asia. Thereafter, she served as the Chief HR and Corporate Responsibility Officer for Bharti AXA General Insurance wherein she had overall responsibility for the Human Resources, Corporate Responsibility and Internal Communications functions.
Shilpa has done her graduation from Hindu College, Delhi University and has an MBA in Human Resources from the International Management Institute, New Delhi.
COO – Sephora, Arvind Fashions
Vivek Bali is the COO of Sephora India at Arvind Fashions. Here he leads the development and execution of the India strategy marketing, category management, store development & operations, and training & development He is a passionate leader whose career experience spans across international and Indian markets. Vivek is a renowned marketing & sales strategist with a rich blend of brand building, business development, and retail experience in India, Eastern Europe, Canada, Middle East, and North Africa. His expertise spans across the beauty business & non-food FMCG industries and across consumer segments in Premium, Mass and Value.
Vivek has previously held leadership roles with Lifestyle at Landmark Group, Reliance Retail Ltd, Avon Beauty products India Pvt Ltd, and Lakme Lever Ltd.
Director, Arvind Fashions
Mr. Kulin Lalbhai is the Director at Arvind Fashions and Executive Director at Arvind Limited. He is driving new initiatives in the consumer businesses of the group. He has been instrumental in setting up several new retail concepts and also spearheads the group’s digital initiatives. He also plays an active role in the overall Corporate Strategy. Kulin holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Stanford University. Prior to his current role, he has also been a management consultant at Mckinsey & Co.
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CEO - UNLIMITED, Arvind Fashions
C.S. Shekar is the CEO of Unlimited. A dynamic personality, Shekar has a rich experience of 28 years, making him a stalwart of the retail industry. An engineer by qualification, Shekar has previously worked with Singer (India) Ltd., Stencil Apparels, Weekender (Gokaldas Images) and Landmark Group and has worked in diverse locations like India, Indonesia and the Middle East. He has served in various leadership positions across different channels of retailing.
He has been associated in the past with the Landmark Group (Dubai) for over 12 years. As President of Max Retail, Shekar was responsible for the strategic leadership of the company’s business with focus on design, buying, sourcing and quality assurance. He has played a pivotal role in Max Retail’s swift growth in India as a leading value fashion brand from its inception in 2006.
VP, Alternate Channels, Arvind Fashions
Mohul Sinha is the Head of private Label Brands Ruf & Tuf, Ex By Excalibur, QUADS and Oxford Street and VP (Alternate Channels) at Arvind Fashions. He manages exports and corporate sales of all brands. With over 29 years of experience, he brings with him a lot of industry experience and knowledge. Prior to joining Arvind Fashions, he has worked with Titan for 14.5 years, handling International operations based in Dubai, and Glaxo, where he worked in the Food Sales division for 2.5 years.
MD and CEO, Arvind Fashions
J Suresh is MD and CEO, Arvind Fashions. Mr. Suresh has over 30 years of experience in the FMCG, Lifestyle Brands & Retail industries. This included an 18-year stint at Hindustan Unilever Limited, where he headed the Sales Operations of the beverages business and was a management committee member of the Foods & Beverages business between 1999 and 2002. After HUL, he joined MTR Foods Ltd as its Chief Executive Officer and turned a regional brand into a national and global brand. He is an engineering graduate and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Head, Corporate Strategy, Arvind Fashions
Ritesh Kumar is the Head of Corporate Strategy at Arvind Fashions. He handles Arvind Fashions strategic initiatives and works on identification of strategic opportunities that influences business growth and profitability. Ritesh is a fellow (Ph.D) of IIM Calcutta and an engineer from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. Prior to joining Arvind in 2016, he has worked in the management consulting industry with A.T. Kearney advising clients in India, US, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and China and in other industries with MuSigma and TCS.
MD & CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Apparels India
Shailesh Chaturvedi is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tommy Hilfiger Apparels India, a joint venture between the Murjani Group and Arvind Limited. Mr. Chaturvedi has over 15 years’ experience in the branded apparel industry. He is an engineering graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration.
CEO, Premium to Bridge to Luxury Businesses, Arvind Fashions
Parag Dani is the CEO for the Premium to Bridge to Luxury business at Arvind Fashions Ltd. In his current role, he is responsible for strategizing, building and growing iconic brands like GAP, GANT, and Nautica.
Parag is a turnaround specialist who has transformed loss-making and nascent businesses into scale-able and profitable ones. He has previously worked for organizations like Madura Garments, Reliance Retail and Levis and holds an MMS in Marketing from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.
COO, Innerwear Business, Arvind Fashions
Nitin Agarwal is the COO for the innerwear division of Arvind Fashions. He drives strategy, business growth and profitability for Hanes and U.S Polo Innerwear brands.
Nitin has over 14 years of experience in supply chain and business consulting with a focus on FMCG and retail sectors. He has previously worked with organizations like Miebach Consulting India Pvt. Ltd and Tata Motors. He holds an MBA from IIM Lucknow and a BTech degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Delhi.