Retail Leadership Summit (RLS) 2019

B S Nagesh


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

B.S.Nagesh is the Founder of a Public Charitable Trust TRRAIN (Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India) and a not for profit company called TRRAIN Foundation. TRRAIN has a vision of “Empowering people in Retail” with a mission of upgrading the lives of people in retail both at work and home. ( TRRAIN has successfully conceptualized and implemented two global events; Retail Employees Day celebration on 12th December and TRRAIN Retail Awards for customer service excellence. In the last 5 years it has created livelihood for more than 3500 disabled youth and skilled more than 20000 youth in retail.

He has been involved with Shoppers Stop and its group companies since its inception in 1991 as the first employee. He stepped out of the day-to-day roles of the business as MD in 2009. He is currently the Chairman and Non –Executive Director of Shoppers Stop Limited.

Mr. Nagesh has been recognized as an iconic retailer and was inducted into the World Retail Hall of Fame 2008 at the World Retail Congress 2008 conducted in Barcelona. With his induction in the World Retail Hall of Fame 2008, Mr. Nagesh is the only Indian retailer and the first Asian retailer to take a significant place alongside more than 100 stalwarts of the global retail industry.

Mr. Nagesh is the Founder Chairman of RAI (Retailers Association of India). He is on the Board of IGDS, a global association of department stores, and the Vice-President for Asia, for IGDS. He is also on the board of Marico Limited and Kaya Limited.