Founder TRRAIN & Non Executive Vice Chairman, Shoppers Stop Ltd
Mr. B. S. Nagesh is the Non-Executive Vice-Chairman of Shoppers Stop Limited. He has been associated with the company since its inception (1991) and led it to win the “Emerging Market Retailer of the Year” Award at the World Retail Congress in 2008. He is the only Indian and the first Asian to be inducted into the “World Retail Hall of Fame” at the World Retail Congress 2008 in Barcelona. Mr. Nagesh is also the founding Chairman of Retailers Association of India, which is the country’s industry body. As part of his personal philosophy, Nagesh stepped out of all executive roles at the age of 50 and has set up a not-for-profit entity: Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India (www.trrain.org), with a mission of making a difference to the sales associate’s life both at work and home. In the last 5 years TRRAIN has provided livelihood for more than 6000 PwD’s and has trained and up-skilled more than 25000 associates in retail. Retail Employees Day celebration and TRRAIN Retail Awards have become global events with millions of retail associates participating in the event.