Board Of Directors

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Rakesh Biyani

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Mayur Toshniwal

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Amar Sapra

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Shinichi Kakiyama

Rakesh Biyani is the Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from University of Bombay and has attended the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. He has over 25 years of experience in the retail, supply chain and logistics, and fashion industries. He was awarded (i) an appreciation award by Datamatics Global Services Limited for outstanding contribution to leadership development initiative of Datamatics Global Services Limited; and (ii) an appreciation award by the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (“CMAI”) at the CMAI Fashion Retail Summit on May 8, 2013. He has been a Director on our Board since July 13, 2007.

Mayur Toshniwal is the Managing Director of the Company. He holds post graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a bachelor’s degree in technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has around 25 years of experience across paints, fast moving consumer goods and retail industries, including five years of experience as an entrepreneur. Previously he has worked with Asian Paints, Coca Cola, Future Group and Allgreen Ecotechsolutions which was an entrepreneurial venture. He has been a Director on the Board of the Company since August 5, 2017.

Amar Sapra is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Roorkee and a doctorate degree in philosophy from Cornell University. He has over 12 years of experience in the teaching profession. He has received an honourable mention in the IIE Transactions Focused Issue on Scheduling and Logistics Best Paper Award Competition for 2015 for a paper on ‘A Continuous Time Analog ofthe Martingale Model of Forecast Evolution’. Previously, he has taught at University of Florida and Johnson School, Cornell University and is presently teaching at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has been a Director on our Board since August 5, 2017.

Mr. Shinichi Kakiyama, aged 57 years, is Executive Officer and General Manager of Overseas Business Administration Division at Nippon Express Co. Ltd. (“Nippon”). He is presently stationed at Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Shinichi Kakiyama is faculty of Literature from Seinan Gakuin University, Japan. He holds over 34 years of experience at various corporate positions and associated with Nippon since 1986. During his long association with Nippon, Mr. Shinichi Kakiyama gained expertise in the field of Air Cargo business, logistics business and held various managerial positions for the domestic and international business divisions. From the year 2019 to 2021, he held the position of vice president and Regional General Manager for Nippon’s business in entire Europe. Presently, he is in charge of Overseas Business Administration and Development.

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Rohit Malhotra

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Smeeta Neogi

Mr. Rohit Malhotra - Independent Director, is qualified from Indian Institute of Management from Ahmedabad (IIM-A) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) from Banaras Hindu University. During his illustrative career spanned over three decades, he held several very senior and executive positions in renowned corporates and carries diverse experience in managerial cadre in sales, business management and finance. He is presently associated with The Nudge Institute as an Officer on Special Duty (Fellow, Indian Administrative Fellowship), Rural Development – Govt. of Karnataka – a part of the first cohort of the Indian Administrative Fellowship, a program for professionals in leadership positions to stimulate systems change by driving large scale government projects. He was nominated for the Bharti Global Leadership Program at the Harvard Business School. Mr. Rohit Malhotra is an Independent Director of the Company since June 30, 2022.

Mrs. Smeeta Neogi – Independent Director, is B.A. (Economics) from Mumbai University MMS (Marketing) from Sydenham Inst. of Management Studies. She is also certified Independent Director from Institute of Directors. During her career, she has worked with and held senior positions in a few renowned corporates and she carries rich and varied experience & success in Consumer Marketing, Insight Mining, Brand Development, Product Management across Real Estate, Retail, Media, Wealth & Advertising industries. She was selected for Mahindra Universe Leadership Program in 2015 at Harvard Business School, Boston; Leadership Execution Program at ISB Hyderabad; and Leadership Development Program at Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore. She was recognized as One of the 10 most promising Women Managers by Business Today in 2008. She has won the ‘Woman Retailer of the Year’ at the Asia Retail Congress in 2008. She was also awarded one of the 50 most prominent marketing professionals in 2013. She was invited on several occasions as a Panelist and Speaker at various Forums. Mrs. Smeeta Neogi is an Independent Director of the Company since June 30, 2022.

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Rakesh Biyani

Chairman and a Non-Executive Director

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Mayur Toshniwal

Managing Director

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Amar Sapra

Independent Director

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Shinichi Kakiyama

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Rohit Malhotra

Independent Director

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Smeeta Neogi

Independent Director