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Team
Beyond Squarefeet™ consists of professionals with a practical experience & expertise spread in a wide area of Mall Conceptualisation, Positioning, Mall Zoning, Tenant Mix, Mall Marketing & Leasing, Mall development, Retail, infrastructure planning, construction, etc. Having been on both sides of the business i.e. Retailer & Mall Developer, we deeply understand the business proposition and hence we create a win-win situation to both the players.

Our multi talented team is accountable & responsive and our core team works closely on every project, to bring in the best results, with their prior experience. The work culture at Beyond Squarefeet™ is open, transparent & conducive. The core team aims at taking the undertaken projects to the best available solutions, with an emphasis on the economic viability of the project, both to the developer & Retailer.

Key Team Members at Beyond Squarefeet™

Susil S. Dungarwal : Founder & Chief Mall Mechanic ®



Susil DUNGARWAL has served about 23 years in the Retail / Mall sector in India. A true home grown retailer, who has worked in a spectrum of retail formats such as Department stores, Lifestyle Store, Specialty stores, Supermarkets, Discount Stores, Rural Retail, and of course now into Mall Development & Management of Malls & has been involved in various Retail / Mall projects totalling more than 12 million (12,000,000)sq.ft. He is an ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centres) certified, shopping centre / Mall Manager.

He has been a visiting faculty & guest lecturer in IIM - Bangalore & Mount Carmel College of Management in Bangalore, NITIE - Mumbai, The Empire School of Learning, Indian Education Society College of Management, Rizvi Institute of Management, Jamunalal Bajaj Institute of Management, IIT - Powai, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, etc.

During his tenure of about 23 years in Retail, he has associated with companies such as Saint Mark, Big Kids Kemp, Shoppers' Stop (K. Raheja Group), Lakewood Malls, (Hiranandani Group), The LOOT, The Forum Mall, UB City Mall & Eva Mall (Prestige group) & Emaar MGF, Ishanya - A Specialty Mall, Bergamo - Luxury Mall, Funeria - An Entertainment hub, etc.

Thanks to his association, knowledge & involvement of Indian Retail industry, The Economic Times (The Times of India group) shared his knowledge in the First Retail book in India under the banner of "Retail 2000-2001". He was also involved in bring in the second edition of the same in 2002-2003, as one of the key contributors apart from Mr. B.S. Nagesh (MD, Shoppers' Stop Limited) & Mr. Arvind Singhal (Chairman, KSA Technopak.). He has represented the Indian retail Industry in various seminars / conferences across the globe.

He is the winner of the "Rashtriya Rattan Award - 2001" for the best up-coming Retail professional in India. More recently in November 2006, he was conferred with the "Indira Super Achievers Award- 2006", in Bangalore. He was also nominated for the "Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration" in the year 1988, for his noble service to the society, through an NGO.

Susil also writes for various retail newspapers/magazines focused on retailing including, Retail Asia, Retail ME (Middle East), Gentleman, Images Retail, Images Business of Fashion, The Financial Express, Business Standard, The Economic Times, Retail Biz, Newsweek, Femina, USP Age, East India Retail, Gulf News, & features in many Business TV Channels. He is aptly called a "Retail & Realty Analyst".


Siddharth Sahgal : Mall Mechanic ® & Managing Director - Mall Management



Mr. Siddharth Sahgal has over 19 years’ experience in Fashion Retail, Leisure, F&B, Amusement, Travel Retail (Airports) and Export Apparel Manufacturing segments. Siddharth holds a business degree in International Business & Finance, from Sydney Graduate School of Management. He has been a part of Mall/Retail industry and has held significant positions in areas of Consulting, Strategy, Research & Analysis, Operations, Innovation, Wealth Creation and Business Development. He has worked with companies such as Globus, Future Group, Lakewood Malls, Mumbai International Airports/GVK and Travel Food Services. Prior to joining Beyond Squarefeet, his last assignment was with Pioneer Property Zone as a Director – Mall Management.

Mr. Siddharth Sahgal has been appointed as the Managing Director at Beyond Squarefeet Mall Management Pvt. Ltd.


Ashok Jain : Director - Finance & Strategy



Ashok Jain, is a post graduate in management (MBA) and Law (LL.B.) from University of Mumbai, and also a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Investment Banker (CIB) from the ICFAI, Hyderabad

Ashok Jain has 17 years of work experience in diverse industries such as financial services, agribusiness & retail and has worked with several large corporate houses such as Tata Group, RPG Group, Shoprite Group of South Africa and Australian Government. He has an exposure to several domain businesses like commodity procurement and trading, fresh produce supply chain management (including contract farming), currency trading, risk management and international business development. He has been instrumental in setting up the fresh produce business for local wholesale, retail and export businesses for Shoprite Group in India creating benchmark in produce retailing in India.

Apart from being a Director - Finance & Strategy at Beyond Squarefeet™, Ashok Jain is associated as Director - Finance & Strategy at Terracon Ecotech Pvt. Ltd.; and is also involved with Alia Group as "Chief Financial Officer and Catalyst-Growth". Before joining Alia Group, Ashok Jain was the CEO of a commodity futures broking start up for a period of 2 years. He brings in the expertise in finance, strategy and business development.


Vivek Varma : Mall Mechanic ® & President - Architecture



Vivek is a qualified Architect from the Academy of Architecture & has been mentored by Hafeez Contractor. Recognized for his spatial & out of the box designs in Retail, Entertainment, F&B, Commercial and Residential, Vivek has been a winner of various Retail Design & commercial design Awards. He has been associated with names likes Times Group, UTV, Reebok, Crossword, Hiranandani Group, Prime Focus, NASA and many more.


Bipin Bhise : President - Construction



A Civil Engineer from V.J.T. Institute, Mumbai in First Class in 1986, comes with immense experience & learning in the construction industry. With more than 22 years, all positions starting from Trainee Engineer to Managing Director, in various renowned construction companies. Having handled all genres of projects ranging from 50,000 sq.ft. up to 20,00,000 sq.ft, he is a hand-on construction expert.

Among projects vary from Hotels, Malls, Commercial, Residential etc, he has been associated with all the coveted construction / infrastructure companies such as Hiranandani Group, L&T - ECC, Mahimtura Consultants (structural Engineers), Sheth Builders, Jayraj Group, Goel Ganga Group, Vascon Group, Ishanya, Protech Construction, etc. Bipin Bhise is a well known expert in the field of construction.


Arun Kotian : Mall Mechanic ® & Vice President - Retail Strategy



With a BSc in chemistry, a degree in Post harvest management, and DIP in both software engineering and food technology, Mr. Arun Kotian is an expert strategist in the Retail business having primary exposure in commodity procurement & trading, supply chain management, risk management and international business development. Having over 15 years of experience in agribusiness, processing, and retailing, Mr. Kotian has been instrumental in growth of large corporates with the likes of Trikeya Grey, McDonalds and Shoprite group from South Africa. Arun brings with him a lot of entrepreneurial and business process management skills with emphasis on retail and supply chain management.


Hiten Shah : Mall Mechanic ® & General Manager - Fit-Out Management



Hiten Shah is a Civil Engineer with more than 15years of experience in the field of Retail, Architecture, Interior & Construction. He has a highly significant exposure to Structural, Finishing, Façade Development, Exteriors, MEP, Automation related services. Hiten Shah has been part of Conceptualizing and Design & Development for various projects including Reliance Corporate Park, Rcity Mall, Pacific Mall Delhi, Pacific Mall Pune, Vegacity Mall etc and has worked with major Retailers like Shoppers Stop, Hometown, Big Bazaar, Westside, Zara, Croma, PVR, Big Cinemas etc and also Retail categories in FEC , Food Courts, F&B etc. Hiten heads the Fit-Outs team at Beyond Squarefeet.


Sushil Kumar Ahuja : Mall Mechanic ® & Mall Catalyst - Mall Management

Sushil Kumar Ahuja is retail professional with over 17 years working experience in Retail and Mall Operations. Sushil Ahuja holds a Degree in Business Administration from CSU University, Sydney Australia and his key expertise areas are leasing and revenue maximization, resource management, manpower development & training, tenant relationship, retail property management etc. Mr. Ahuja entered the Retail/Mall industry as a Retail Manager and Market analyst with M/s Fashion World Delhi in 1994. After that he has been with some of the leading Retailers/Malls like Lifestyle as a store manager, with Future group as a Mall Manager for the Future Group Central. He then moved on to become the Centre Manager of Pacific Mall Delhi, R-Mall Thane and prior to joining Beyond Squarefeet he was the General Manager -Mall with Phoenix Mills Group Co. His achievements include awards like the Awarded as a Best Trainer from Lifestyle, Awarded Best Retailer Mall of India - 2011, Awarded Best Emerging Retailer Mall of India 2012.


Charles Sequeira : Mall Mechanic ® & General Manager Leasing Management

Mr. Charles Sequeira is a Retail professional with over 16 years of experience in Retail & Retail Real Estate. He has worked with retailers and mall developers both. He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration specializing in marketing & finance from National Institute of Management. Mr. Charles began his career as a sales executive with Grandiose Creations in 1997 and moved into Retail with Piramyd Retail Limited. Passionate about the Indian Retail Industry Business he has Hands on Experience in Sales, Customer Service, Consumer Shopping Behaviour, Mall Leasing -Layout Planning, Category Mix & Tenant Mix of Shopping Malls. He has worked with leading retailers Madura Garments, Bang Overseas Ltd, Cresent Entertainment & Tourism Ltd., Entertainment World Developers (EWDL) & KSL & Industries Ltd.

Mr. Sequeira has joined Beyond Squarefeet Advisory Pvt. Ltd. as Mall Mechanic & General Manager Leasing.