B. S. Nagesh is the Non-Executive 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 first Indian and the first Asian to be inducted into the “World Retail Hall of Fame” at the World Retail Congress 2008 in Barcelona.
Nagesh is also the founding Chairman of the 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 five years, TRRAIN has provided a livelihood for around 17,000 people with disabilities. Retail Employees Day celebration and TRRAIN Retail Awards have become global events with millions of retail associates participating.