Bijou Kurien has 34 years of experience in Indian industry. A post graduate in management from the prestigious Xavier Institute at Jamshedpur, India, Kurien earned his spurs at Hindustan Lever Limited, which he joined as a management trainee and where worked in product management, and sales.
He then joined the team which set up Titan Industries Limited, India’s leading manufacturer, marketer and retailer of watches, jewellery and accessories.
He launched brands such as Titan, Tanishq, Fastrack, Sonata etc and also helped create India’s largest chain of exclusive brand stores. In 2006, he moved to Reliance Retail, the largest private sector company in India, to help set up one of India’s most ambitious retail forays. He is at the forefront of the retail business at Reliance which reported a turnover of almost Rs 11,000 crore in 2012-13, across 1,465 cities.
Kurien has recently joined private equity firm L Capital Asia as a member of the strategic advisory board. L Capital is the private equity arm of French luxury giant LVMH Moet Hennessy and chases essentially consumer sector deals in the region including India.