COVER STORY

Making It Simple, But Elegant

The Journey of a Chartered Accountant Who Helped Lacoste to Evolve from a Polo-Centric Brand to a Complete Lifestyle Product and Made its Presence Felt in Most Metros and Major Cities of the Country...

RECOGNITION

10 Most Inspiring CXOs in Beauty and Fashion Industry in India

As per the reports from the industry, the garment manufacturers in India have effectively received no orders from domestic fashion retailers in May and June, which is supposed to be an essential time for businesses for the fall season....

BEAUTY AND FASHION CXOs

A True Leader in Tough Times

For a moment, imagine that COVID-19 has never happened. Kavindra Mishra, CEO and Managing Director, House of Anita Dongre, would start his day with a 45 – 60 minutes run, followed by a healthy breakfast. He will catch up...

Leading from the Front to a Safer Work Environment

Canberg Global Souring company is today India’s leading clothing & fashion solutions company with a high focus on industrial workwear with manufacturing facilities in India & Sri Lanka. Co-founded by Neetu Agarwal, a first-generation entrepreneur, with her sheer hard...

Interfacing Passionate Practitioners and Committed Customers

From beauty practices rooted in Ayurveda to those championing the ‘organic is the way forward’ rhetoric, the Indian cosmetics, and cosmeceutical market has been continuously evolving. However, when the country went into lockdown to curb the spread of the...

An Iconic Salesman by Choice

Completing his schooling from St. Peter’s College, Agra, Priyaranjan Kumar did his engineering from JSSATE, Bangalore, post which he completed his MBA from XIM Bhubaneshwar. Considering himself to be an ‘Aam’ student, he would score just above the 50th...

Weaving Your Fantasy Wedding

In recent decades, the fashion industry has been able to attract more attention to its sector and has become one of the driving engines in global development. India’s apparel market will be a whopping worth of $59.3 billion by...

CXOs IN FOCUS

Saving Lives

A mischievous child who did nothing much but plays and had fun in the most part of his school life, went onto attend a few lectures at Harvard Business School along with Mr. Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the USD...

Making a Mark in the Online Real Estate Sector

One of the most globally recognised sectors, the growth of the real estate is well complemented by the increase in the corporate environment and the demand for office space as well as urban and semi-urban accommodations. Indian real estate...

The Change-Maker of K12 Education

One of the key trends to emerge in 2020 is the changing role of Teachers. Fighting the health crisis of COVID-19, teachers and educators are tasked with the responsibility to ensure that education is not interrupted despite the challenges...

INSPIRING IDEAS

Saving Water through Digital Intervention

Founded by Ganesh Shankar, FluxGen Engineering Technologies is an IoT start-up company based in Bangalore that is keen on developing engineering technologies for Water & Energy systems.   Ask Ganesh Shankar, Founder and CEO of FluxGen Technologies – an...

Providing Custom-Made Employee Perks Under One Roof!

Digital is the future of HR, and the current pandemic has proven the importance of moving everything online even more. 2020 will be the year of digital innovations not just in HR, but probably in almost every sector. Going...

Curating a Simple and Delightful Used Car Buying Experience

Cars are not just a dream or excitement anymore; people have got a lifelong lesson that they must have a personal source of mobility to attend any on-demand need. Currently, more than 70% of used cars are being bought...

Offering Fashion, Tailored to Your Needs

The Fashion e-commerce had come to a grinding halt in India when the national lockdown that started on March 23rd closed all but the essential services. Online fashion sales in India were predicted to reach a valuation of $30...

Making a Healthy Society that is Mentally and Physically Fit

The coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing lockdown and limitations have forced individuals to battle every day with their new way of life. The world is feeling the need for Yoga more than ever owing to the coronavirus pandemic, and...

Doctor-turned Entrepreneur Disrupting Physician Marketing With Doceree

Coronavirus outbreak has accelerated the adoption of digital in the healthcare sector. Data suggests that the Pharmaceutical industry had been hesitant in opening up to digital mediums. However, post COVID-19, a new picture has emerged as traditional marketing investments...

Helping You Recruit the Right Man for the Job

Engagemytalent HR Solutions LLP is a brainchild of likeminded individuals who share a common vision to render it back to society. A Premier talent acquisition firm, Engagemytalent was incepted to enhance the General Employability skills of the masses that...

How is Kredent InfoEdge Simplifying Finance for All

Poor financial education is a major problem in society and Kredent InfoEdge was the earlier ones to realize this. “Since 2008, We have been focused on training retail investors on various aspects of financial management. The offline centre through...

IN MY VIEW

Reinterpreting the Importance of Architecture

A dynamic multi-tasking professional with exposure in multinational and multicultural setups, Pradeep spearheads startup projects, with experience in design management, operations, and project management for setting up and commissioning innovative built environments. He is an Architect and has spent...

EXPERTS' OPINION

How the Pandemic Outbreak has impacted the Beauty and Wellness Industry?

Lalita Arya, Vice President of Dermapuritys, had the vision to create a 360-degree integrated clinic for skincare & skin rejuvenation. Ms Lalita works on the moto to eliminate problems from the root. She has been in the beauty and...

Protection of Wildlife and Emphasis on Bio-Diversity is a Must for Environmental Sustainability

A former member of Project Tiger’s steering committee, under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Navin M Raheja worked persistently to ensure that the threatened big cat survives in India. He has also been the Chairman of Wildlife Conservation...

How to Negotiate with VCs? Skills Startup founders Should Master

Dr Apoorva Ranjan Sharma is a seasoned veteran in the startup sector and a serial investor. He is a seasoned veteran in the startup sector and a serial Investor. Dr Apoorva is a globally acclaimed angel Investor, speaker and...

Financial Inclusion for the Unbanked: Measures Taken by Lending Players

Bala has donned many hats in his career. From being a serial entrepreneur to a venture capitalist – he has done it all! With his endless reservoir of energy and passion to ideate, strategise and execute, Bala has over...

Maintain Your Mental Wellbeing While COVID-19 Outbreak

Dr Samir Dwivedi heads the Medical Assistance and Medical Services platform in India and is responsible for delivering quality services to International SOS members within India, Nepal and Bhutan. He is based out of New Delhi and has a...

How Magnetic Filtration with UV-C Play a Key Role in Eliminating Microbes to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Himanshu Agarwal is widely recognized as a pioneer in the HVAC and IAQ industries. Formerly an Office Bearer for ISHRAE, currently, he is an active member of ASHRAE, IAQA and serves on the technical board for IGBC. As a...

The Evolution of the Car Rental Industry:Key Trends Driving the Industry

Arpan leads the Product Management and User Experience Design teams at Zoomcar. His team is responsible for building industry-first experiences across Zoomcar’s Renter, Subscription, Operations, IoT and B2B product lines. Arpan comes with 8 years of product experience in...

Volunteering Management is the Need of the Hour!

Maanoj Shah who describes himself as a ‘Giver’ and has won many hearts through his social initiatives. He is a finance expert, who has helped build strong enterprises in diverse sectors like Hospitality, Technology, Healthcare, HR & Consulting in...

LEADER'S INSIGHTS

The Rise of the Virtual CMO During COVID Times

A Postgraduate from IIM Bangalore, this sassy woman is driven to the finish line! An expert in Sales and Marketing with over 16 years’ experience across 25+ industries and 60+ brands, Tamanna defies all stereotypes. She has led marketing...

Role of Technology in Reshaping the Future of Logistics

A computer science post-graduate from the Indian Institute of Science with experience in Digital transformation using Mobility, Analytics, Industrial IoT and Artificial intelligence, Sandeep Goel has over 21 years of experience in setting up, managing, acquiring, and integrating businesses....

Car Rental Apps – How the Automobile Sector is Going Digital

Amongst the most exposed verticals to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is the automotive and transportation industry, which is currently amidst unprecedented uncertainty. “Car rental is deeply impacted in general because of the COVID19 crisis. However, this has made people...

A Technology Enabled Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Can Be a Driving Force in Realizing India’s Potential to Become a Global Superpower

Deepak Singhal is a technocrat with over 20 years of experience across domains like cloud computing, JAVA programming, and other emerging technologies like AI and ML, with a passion for entrepreneurship. As a certified Big Data expert, Security, Alexa...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Fashion in the Time of Pandemic

Set up a work-corner in your house and dress-up every morning as if you are going to the office, said an expert when asked him about effective work-from-home habits. A work-corner at home is excellent, as it is better...

Bibek Agarwala
CFO – Lifestyle Business
Raymond Group

Hetal Kotaka
Chief Executive Officer
Lee Cooper

Kavindra Mishra
CEO and Managing Director
House of Anita Dongre

Neethu Agarwal
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Canberg Global Sourcing

Pooja Sahgal
Marketing Head
Kaya Limited

Priyaranjan Kumar
Chief Operating Officer
Iconic Fashion India

Rachel J Amirtharaj
Founder
La Fantaisie

Rajesh Jain
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Lacoste India

Sandeep Pal
Chief Operating Officer
Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd - Pantaloons

Shailesh Chaturvedi
Chief Executive Officer
Tommy Hilfiger Apparels India