Retail Leadership Summit (RLS) 2019

Manohar D Chatlani


CEO & MD, Soch (MD Retail India Private Limited)

Manohar D Chatlani (Manu) is the man behind the revolution of the ethnic fast fashion category in the retail market in India. Manohar Chatlani is the founder and Chairman

Apart from being an avid retailer, Manohar Chatlani is a man of many firsts– he was the first to have a Department Store in Bangalore catering to the full family, first to have Half Price Sales where customers queued up to get into the store and first to manufacture Fibre Glass Mannequins in India.

Manohar Chatlani is not only a businessman but also spends a great deal of his personal time doing philanthropic work, sponsoring over 100 lifesaving heart surgeries a month for the poor and needy through 'Have A Heart Foundation'. Till date, the Foundation has supported 12,525 such heart surgeries with a sponsorship of above 38 crores in the last thirteen years. Not only is he fervent about his business of retail, construction and manufacturing, he always believes in extending a helping hand or a compassionate word.

His hobbies include listening to old Hindi songs and spends most of his time devoted in social work. Manohar works with a vision of firmly establishing the brand – ‘Soch’ as one of the preferred choice of women ethnic wear for Indian consumers.

Today with over 3 different businesses Retail, Real Estate and Garment Manufacturing employing over 1800 employees, Manohar Chatlani is a retail legend to track.