Customer Care Associate & Managing Director, Shoppers Stop Ltd.
As the Managing Director of Shoppers Stop Ltd., Mr. Govind Shrikhande spearheads all the formats of Shoppers Stop Ltd viz., HOME STOP, CROSSWORD, HYPERCITY. He has been with the company for more than sixteen years; he joined in April 2001 as Vice President of Buying and Merchandise and rose through various positions to become Managing Director in 2009.
Since joining Shoppers Stop, Mr. Shrikhande has played a key role in the company’s tremendous growth from 7 stores in 2001 to 81 stores at present. He was also instrumental in the re-branding initiative of the brand – Shoppers Stop in the year 2008, which reinvigorated the brand, market positioning, and product and service offerings. Post this re-branding exercise, Shoppers Stop has emerged as the undisputed leader in The Bridge-To-Luxury Category of Department Stores in India. Under Mr. Govind Shrikhande’ s leadership the company’s turnover has gone up from USD 45.1 million in 2001 to USD 570 million in 2016, with the launch of multiple formats such as HomeStop, M.A.C, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, and more. Shoppers Stop is constantly in the limelight winning a trail of awards in various categories over its entire 25 year journey. Some of the many awards over the years are as follows : “Emerging Market Retailer Of the Year” By World Retail Congress ‘Most Admired Retail Company’ by Business World five times in succession. Images “Most Admired Fashion Retailer” several times 1st prize – Commercial Building sector – State level for excellence in Energy Conservation and Management from Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) Mr. Shrikhande studied Textile Technology at Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai, and completed an MBA at Symbiosis Institute of Management, Pune. Away from work, Mr. Shrikhande is a big fan of Pu la Deshpande and P. G. Woodehouse. He can also be found watching cricket and listening to classic songs from old Bollywood films.