Shoppers Stop Ltd., a retailer of fashion and beauty brands, has announced the appointment of Venu Nair as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company to lead the next phase of expansion. The appointment is effective from November 6
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BS Nagesh, Chairman of the company, said, “I am delighted to welcome Venu as Managing Director and CEO. Venu has an exceptional leadership track record, strong international exposure, deep strategic expertise, and proven experience of driving transformation and managing technological disruption, which is the need of the hour. We believe that Venu is the right person to lead Shoppers in this critical phase and its next phase of growth.”
Nair, is an international retail leader with 27 years of varied experience in the retail and apparel industry across South Asia and Europe and is presently operating as CEO of Westside at Trent Limited. Prior to Westside, Nair was the MD of Marks & Spencer Reliance Pvt. Ltd. In his earlier tenures, he has held leadership roles with various corporates Marks & Spencer Plc, Madura Garments and Arvind Mills.
Nair is a Bachelor of Technology (Hon) from NIT, Calicut and an MBA in Marketing from S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai.