Retail Leadership Summit (RLS) 2019

Speaker 2018

ADESH GUPTA

Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Shoes Ltd.

Chairman – Council for Footwear, Leather and Accessories (CFLA) Mr. Gupta has taken over as the CEO of Liberty Group in 2004. Ever since he has taken over as CEO, the Liberty Group has progressed to greater heights. Besides driving the growth of the colossal group across diverse sectors such as footwear, telecom and retail, Mr. Gupta devised innovative concepts in his other capacities. He has been instrumental in making Liberty as a Brand name worldwide. Mr Gupta has been Chairman and Members of various committees set up by CII, Footwear Industry, Industry Bodies, etc. Mr Gupta was also the past Chairman of CII (NR). Mr Gupta received various Awards from the Central and State Governments. The important awards received by Mr Gupta are – Make in India Excellent Award – given to the Most Enterprising CEO in the FMCG Sector in 2015 and 2016; CII Industrial Innovation Award in 2014; Udyog Rattan Award in 2005, FIIE best CEO of the year award in 2005; Haryana Rattan Award in 2004; and IMM top CEO of the year award in 2003. He has spent a year each in Hungary and Italy for his technical training in Polyurethanes. Mr Gupta is also involved in philanthropic activities through setting up of a technical institute – ITI Centre ofExcellenceand a hospital in Karnal, Haryana. Mr Gupta had adopted a village in Karnal, Haryana, which resulted in the improvement of the living condition of its inhabitants.