B. S. Nagesh

Founder, TRRAIN, Chairman-RAI & Vice Chairman - Shoppers Stop Ltd.

Mr. B. S. Nagesh (popularly called as BSN) has been with Shoppers Stop Ltd since its inception in 1991 till 2009 as the MD of the company. In 2009 BSN stepped out of his operating roles and is now the Vice Chairman of the board. He was also responsible for the setting up Hypercity and the acquisition of Crossword.

Mr. Nagesh is recognized as the pioneer of the retail boom in India, He was voted by Business India as one of the top 50 managers in India who will influence the Indian business scenario in the 21st century. Ernst & Young nominated him for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2005 as one of the top 30 finalists.

Mr. Nagesh is the first Asian to be inducted into the “World Retail Hall of Fame” 2008 at the World Retail Congress 2008 conducted in Barcelona. Retail industry leaders and experts from across the Globe selected him in recognition of his supreme industry achievements.

He was instrumental in setting up RAI (An industry body of Modern Retailers) Retailers Association of India. He has been the chairman of RAI from inception. Mr.B.S.Nagesh is also on the board of IGDS a worldwide body of leading departmental stores in the world.

Mr Nagesh has now set up a charitable trust called Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India (TRRAIN). This trusts objective is to empower people in retail so that they can have a better life at work and home. www.trrain.org

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