Widely credited as the pioneer of modern retail industry in India, Kishore Biyani is a mentor and role model for many Indian entrepreneurs and a thought leader in Indian business. Over the past two decades, he has created and leads some of India’s most popular retail chains, including Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, Pantaloons, Central, Home Town and eZone. A believer in the group’s corporate credo, ‘Rewrite Rules, Retain Values,’ Kishore considers Indianness as the core value driving the group.
His autobiography, ‘It Happened in India,’ has been translated into a number of languages. He has won multiple awards from government bodies and the private sector in India and abroad and is on the board of a number of bodies, including the National Innovation Foundation in India and New York Fashion Board.. He is also the past Chairman of CII Retail Committee.