An Industry Stalwart with an experience of 38 years in manufacture and export of home décor, gifts and jewellery.Mr.Jethwani has been felicitated for lifetime contribution in promoting exports of handicrafts by EPCH.He is also a well know figure among organised retail fraternity.As Coordinatordomestic Retail and e commerce Promotions,EPCH,he has catalysed the alliance between EPCH,OrganisedRetail and ecommerce. He heads a powerful advisory committee comprising Top-notch executives of India’s retailers and e-commerce companies
•Ankur joined Technopak in 2011. He brings over 20 years of cross-functional experience in strategy, marketing and business development acquired in the backdrop of working in India, Greater China and Europe.
•He is a published author. His first non-fiction titled WASTED was released in 2019 by Pan Macmillan India. This book traces India’s failed tryst with Sanitation and Urban Planning
•He writes columns on Economy, Retail, Urbanism and Environment for First Post and The Wire
•At Technopak, his focus areas include Food, FMCG, Home Retail, Lifestyle, modern and general retail, e-commerce and private equity
•He has advised global and Indian private equity companies, retailers, consumer brands on growth strategy, marketing and operational excellence
•Prior to joining Technopak, Ankur worked with the Tata Group in operations and consulting roles for nearly a decade. He was the Country Manager in China for Tata International and was responsible for growing the business in new segments in the fashion and lifestyle space
•He has also worked with Tata Quality Management Services (an internal consulting division of Tata Group) and advised Tata organizations in the consumer products and retail domain on growth, performance improvement, sales strategy, customer segmentation and go-to-market themes
•He was briefly associated with a start-up in Affordable Housing, where he was responsible for conceptualizing the business strategy in the area
•Ankur holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, He also has a Bachelors degree in Hotel Management from National Council of Hotel Management, Delhi
An accomplished and disciplined sales professional with proven experience in international and domestic environment.
A solid sales operational background with strong strategic and planning skill sets, emphasising on pragmatic business development models.
A firm believer of team cohesiveness and uncompromised integrity, coupled with tireless dedication towards generating market share and new growth.
Mr. Manish Parekh is the Executive Director of the Furniture Division of Nilkamal Limited. He was also responsible in conceptualizing and launching @home- the home retail division of the company and making the brand @home a prominent player in the organized Home Retail Segment.
Kavitha Rao is the Country Commercial manager for IKEA India. She comes with 20 years of experience in consumer and retail sectors, having been in leadership positions in both operating and consulting roles.
Kavitha has been with IKEA in India for the past 5 years working to set up the India supply chain in the early years as well as lead market entry initiatives for key markets, before taking on the country commercial manager position. In her current role, Kavitha is responsible for sales, marketing, home furnishing, customer experience and food businesses. Her top priorities are to establish the IKEA brand position in India, drive extraordinary growth and long-term profitability for the business. Kavitha has a strong passion for developing the people and business together.
In her spare time, Kavitha loves travelling and is into high altitude mountain climbing, having summitted a few peaks over 5500 m across the world. She shares her experiences through her blogs on travel and retail.