Govind Shrikhande

 

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 fifteen years; he joined in April 2001 as Vice President of Buying and Merchandise before becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2004. He was promoted to the position of CEO in 2006, elevated to the President & CEO in 2009, and soon after to 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, in last 15 years, increased 13 times, 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.

Mr. Shrikhande studied Textiles at Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai, and completed an MBA at Symbiosis International University, 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 and Hollywood films.