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.
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.
Mr. Avik Basu has acquired experience in Retail Sales/ Business development/ Retail operations/Retail project management/ sales & marketing with over 15 years of work experience in the retail industry in India with various Brands such like Reebok, Pepe Jeans, W, Raymond Apparel, GMR Airports and BIBA.
Post MBA, his major Break post was with Reebok, Pepe Jeans and W where he mastered the skills of Operations, Sales, Distribution, and Expansion along with Project Management.
He has actively consulted Mall developers and few Retail Brands.
He was also associated with companies like India Gypsum Ltd, Ion Exchange, due to which Mr. Avik Basu has expertised in product and concept sales.
Mr. Sanjeev Thakur has over 12 years of experience in Retail Real Estate. Being a Commerce Graduate, he has always been passionate about Retail and Leasing in particular. He has worked with one of India’s top Retailer, Jashn, as the Operations Head and with many of top Mall Developers such as, Nirmal Lifestyle, Neptune Magnet Mall and EWDL in the capacity of Leasing Head. Blending his rich exposure to such associations coupled with his interest & passion for this profile, he has managed Leasing, Zoning, Category Mix, etc for over 1 million sq. ft. of Retail space across categories. All though his professional career his focus & expertize lay in Leasing and Mall advisory domain.
Apart from this, he has been associated with other influential Retail bodies from the industry such as RAI, Images, Franchise India, etc. He has been actively participating in various retail exhibitions and conferences for his respective developers adding value to the business chain from time to time.