Retail expert Govind Shrikhande has spent close to 35 years in the Indian textiles, apparel and retail sector, launching and reinventing several renowned brands. Most recently, Govind was Managing Director of Shoppers Stop Ltd where for over 17 years, he spearheaded formats including Home Stop, Crossword and Hypercity.
He joined Shoppers Stop in April 2001 and rose through various positions to become Managing Director. Through his tenure, Govind played a key role in the company's tremendous growth from 7 stores in 2001 to over 80 stores and revenue growth from $45.1 million in 2001 to $636 million in 2018. He was instrumental in the re-branding initiative in the year 2008, which reinvigorated the brand, market positioning, and product and service offerings and established Shoppers Stop's category leadership.
Govind counts customer focus, people development, innovation and strategy among his core strengths. He is a well-known speaker at various International Forums including National Retail Federation (NRF), World Retail Congress (WRC) and has served as a jury member for several Indian awards.