Abhay Gupta, a veteran luxury & fashion strategist is the Founder & CEO of Luxury Connect & Luxury Connect Business School (LCBS), India.
Gupta, an engineer by basic profession has a Luxury Brand management specialization from SDA Bocconi, Milan. Identifying the very niche luxury talent need gap, he founded India’s first & only luxury business school in 2012
With an experience span of over 25 years in this domain, Mr. Gupta has been involved in the evolution of the fashion and luxury segments right from manufacturing, joint venture factory set-up, franchising, & even skill development + education.
A regular speaker at most Luxury Forums world wide, Fondazione Altagama has also recognized his contribution to the growth of Italian luxury industry by his pioneering efforts in India.
Recognized as the ‘Luxury retail icon of the year 2012’ by Asia retail congress, Gupta has won several awards across India, SEA and GCC regions. Featured in ‘India’s top 100 most influential men of luxury 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 ‘ for 4 consecutive years in a row, he has also been on the panel of jury members for ‘Luxury Lifestyle Awards for Asia. Additionally, Gupta has been acknowledged as the ‘Most Influential Retail professional & Retail leader across Asia – GCC and Africa: 2016 & 2017’ by Asia Retail Congress.