Future Lifestyle Fashions aims to emerge as a globally benchmarked fashion company built in India.
Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti, Non-Executive Independent Director, is a Chartered and Cost Accountant, and a Certified Internal Auditor, Financial Planner & Fraud Examiner. During a career span of four decades, he has successfully established and led many innovative services. Mr. Haribhakti lends his expertise to several professional and regulatory bodies, and has played a leadership role across several of these bodies. He is on the Board of several public limited companies.
Kishore Biyani is the founder and Group CEO of Future Group. Widely credited as the pioneer of modern retail industry in India, Kishore Biyani is a mentor and role model for many Indian entrepreneurs and a thought leader in Indian business.
Over the past two decades he has created and leads some of India's most popular retail chains like Big Bazaar, Central, Brand Factory, Foodhall, fbb, among others. Over time, various retail chains like Nilgiris, Aadhaar, Easyday, Heritage, HyperCity and others have also become part of Future Group. These retail chains are present in more than 250 cities across India and attract over 500 million customers footfalls annually. Simultaneously, he has also led the creation of a wide portfolio of consumer goods brands in fashion, food and electronics space, that are distributed through the group's retail chains and various other modern retail networks in the country. The group also made substantial investments in technology, analytics, food processing, logistics and warehouse networks, provides mentorship and investments to many Indian entrepreneurs and brands and operates joint ventures with Clarks, Generali Group, Hidesign, among others.
A believer in the group’s corporate credo, ‘Rewrite Rules, Retain Values,’ Kishore Biyani considers Indianness as the core value driving the group. His autobiography, ‘It Happened In India,’ has been translated into a number of languages. Kishore Biyani was born in August 1961 and is married to Sangita Biyani. They live in Mumbai with their daughters, Ashni and Avni.
Mr. Vishnuprasad holds MBA in retail management and has over three decades of sales and retail experience. He joined the Future Group in 2001 and set up the Big Bazaar stores in the South, before moving on to head the Company’s Retail format “Central” and Fashion Brands. Prior to joining the Future Group, he has worked with Arvind Mills for 13 years.
Dr. Darlie Koshy is an Independent Director of the Company. He holds a PhD from IIT Delhi, besides an MBA degree. He has served the National Institute of Design (Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India) as Director for two terms. Prior to this, he was the founding Chairperson of Fashion Management at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India). He is currently Director General and CEO of ATDC Network of 58 Institutes / Centres and two premier campuses of Institute of Apparel Management under the aegis of AEPC (Sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, GOI). Dr. Koshy received the Delhi IIT Alumni Award for his contributions to National Development in 2008. Dr. Koshy has also been conferred with the ‘Star of Italian Solidarity’, one of the highest civilian awards bestowed by the Government of Italy.
‘Mr. Bhagat is Managing Partner, Asia at L Catterton. Prior to joining L Catterton. He was Head of Private Markets for South Asia and concurrently head of the global healthcare portfolio at Khazanah Nasional Berhad. He also spent 14 years at McKinsey & Company, including six years as Managing Partner of the Singapore office. He was a leader in the principal investor, healthcare and operations practices and worked extensively with private equity and sovereign wealth funds to develop strategies, execute transactions, manage risk, and implement board governance initiatives.
He received a degree in Architecture from the University of Mumbai and M.B.A. in International Business from INSEAD.
Mr. C.P. Toshniwal, is currently the Non-Executive Director of Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd. (FLFL). He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary. Mr. Toshniwal started his journey with Future Group in May 1997 and has over 25 years of rich managerial experience. Prior to his association with Future Group, he worked with other corporate houses like Donear Synthetics Limited, Orient Vegetexpo Limited and Control Print India Limited. Mr. Toshniwal has strong domain knowledge of the Indian Retail Industry with good understanding of Information Technology Systems and a proven ability in setting up systems and procedures for Robust Management Accounting. He has rich experience in the field of Corporate and Strategic Planning, Financial Planning & Restructuring, Risk Management System and Process Implementation, Mergers, Amalgamations, Takeover of Business Enterprises, Raising Capital through innovative financial products. Additionally he is a very good leader with strong relationships with stakeholders and employees. He has been awarded the Best CFO Award-2011 in the Service Sector Category by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has been also awarded “CFO100 Roll of Honour” by CFO India for his extraordinary performance as senior finance leader in Retail Industry. Mr. Toshniwal also holds the position of Chairman of Finance Committee of Retailer Association of India.
Mr. Rahul Garg holds a B.E. (Mechanical) from Delhi College of Engineering (1993-1997) and a Management degree from MDI, Gurgaon (1997-1999). Mr. Garg is the Partner and Co-Head India Private Equity strategy of Premji Invest. He leads investments in BFSI and Consumer/Retail sectors.
Prior to Premji Invest, He was associated with ICICI Bank Ltd and worked across the entire financial services spectrum covering private equity, convertibles, investment banking, corporate banking, structured finance, forex and project finance.
Mr. Dodeja joined Blackstone in 2016 and is currently a Managing Director at Blackstone India. Mr. Dodeja plays a key role in the mergers & acquisitions, private equity and capital markets related initiatives of the firm and takes a lead on all the legal matters in India. Mr. Dodeja serves as a director on the board of Blackstone Advisors India Private Limited, which is an advisor to The Blackstone Group Inc. and its affiliated funds. The Blackstone Group Inc. is the world’s largest asset manager with assets under management of US$ 619 billion. He has also served on the boards of multiple companies, including Blackstone Fund Services Private Limited, MTAR Technologies Limited, Gateway Rail Freight Pvt. Ltd, Naman Mall Management Company Private Limited, Dawn Retail Private Limited.
With almost two decades of work experience, he regularly provides strategic advice to Blackstone on some of the largest and most complex, mergers and acquisitions in India, including multiple takeover offers. Mr. Dodeja also played a critical role in the acquisition of listed entities such as Mphasis Limited and EPL Limited. Further, in his position as General Counsel of Blackstone, he regularly advises Blackstone portfolio companies on complex governance issues and has had extensive experience dealing with boards of directors, various regulators and government agencies across the country. Mr. Dodeja is also a member of the FICCI Capital Markets Committee and FICCI Committee on Private Equity and has been instrumental in providing policy related inputs to Indian regulators. Mr. Dodeja has won many awards for his deal making ability, and is listed as a top category legal professional in the country.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Dodeja was a partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in Mumbai, where he focused on private equity, mergers and acquisitions transactions, special situations, and advised many other marquee financial investors. Mr. Dodeja is licensed to practice in India and in New York.
Mr. Himanshu Dodeja completed his graduate studies in corporate law, from the New York University.
Ms. Sharada Sunder is a Chartered Accountant with around three decades of experience in senior leadership roles. Her areas of expertise span Business Strategy, Consumer Insight & Engagement, Goal Setting and Execution, Financial Management, Business fortification, Team building & Coaching, Creativity & Innovation. She is also certified Corporate Director from Institute of Directors, certified Corporate Trainer from Indian Academy of Training and Development, Mumbai and certified Independent Director from Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs.
At present, She is founder of Saralife Consulting and serving as an Executive Coach & Mentor, Leadership & Management Trainer. She has also worked in senior leadership roles with Welingkar Institute of Management, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, Bennett Coleman & Company (The Times Group) and A. F. Ferguson & Co.
She has been awarded and honored by ‘Impact’s ‘50 Most Influential Women’ in Marketing, Media and Advertising (2015) and Exemplary Women Leadership Achievement Award from World Women leadership Congress, (2016)
She has published three collections of poems titled the Illegitimate Tree (2010), the Silver Sparrow (2018) and Poetry in a Pandemic (2020) and she is Blogger at Heartfelt Expressions of Life.