Rajiv Nair

CEO, Celio* Future Fashion Limited

Rajiv Nair, CEO, Celio* Future Fashion Limited is a retailer with over two decades of retail experience. Rajiv started his career as a Retail Management Trainee in Shoppers Stop limited in 1993 and since then has assumed various leadership positions in the Shoppers Stop Departmental store chain. His last role in the Company was as VP-Buying and Merchandising (Womenswear and Kidswear). Prior to this Rajiv handled multiple roles in Buying & Merchandising as head of department for Menswear, Private Labels, Denims and Sportswear.

Rajiv was instrumental in the negotiations to launch Mothercare, a leading UK chain for Infants and Mothers to be, in India. He was the business head for this venture and instrumental in opening the first 12 stand alone stores and almost 20 Mothercare outlets at Shoppers Stop. This was a franchise relationship between Mothercare PLC and Shoppers Stop Ltd.

After this stint at mothercare, Rajiv moved to the Hypermarket space as a Business Head for General Merchandise and Apparel for Hypercity Retail India Limited. He was responsible for sourcing locally and Globally for all the non food segments of Hypercity.

Rajiv assumed the role of CEO at Celio* Future Fashion limited in Jan 2012. In the current role he is responsible for the Development of Brand Celio* in India and managing the expansion of the Chain which now includes 41 Stand Alone stores and 125 Shop in Shops.

Rajiv is a management graduate from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (University of Mumbai) and he also has a Post Graduate Degree (PGPMAX) from the India School of Business, Hyderabad.

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