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Shailesh Chaturvedi

Tommy Hilfigher Apparels India for Arvind Murjani Brands Pvt Ltd.
CEO & Director

An industry expert in development of premium international brands in India, Shailesh is working for the last 3 yrs as Chief Executive Officer of Tommy Hilfiger Apparel business in India thru the organization Arvind Murjani Brands Pvt. Ltd. (AMB), a joint venture between the Murjani Group and Arvind Mills.
Understanding that Indian business scene will get more internationalized, Shailesh has regularly pursued international exposure and before joining Tommy Hilfiger business, he was the head of the Asia Pac Wholesale business of Benetton PLC, Italy based at Hong Kong and led the business of Benetton Group business in 12 countries of Asia Pac including Australia, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam & Philippines.
Prior to Benetton PLC, Shailesh had worked for 13 years with the Madura Group. In a pioneering effort in India, he had set up the international brands business of Madura Garments and was responsible for strategic tie up with international brands for their entry into Indian mrkt. The efforts resulted in tie up with Esprit brand from Germany and he led Esprit launch in India in yr 2005.
He had also handled the responsibility of all premium brands of Madura Garments (Louise Philippe / Van Heusen / Allen Solly) as the General Manager – Marketing.
In the thick of recession in the last year, his team has grown business of Tommy Hilfiger remarkably well, both in terms of top line as well as in terms of profitability.
In Nov08, he has been selected as executive committee member of ‘India Fashion Alliance ‘a respected industry organization with the objective of increasing fashion awareness and fashion consumption in India.
This success of Tommy Hilfiger in India has also resulted in much recognition for the team including 2 consecutive awards as ‘The most admired premium lifestyle brand’ in India in yr 2008 and again in yr 2009 from the prestigious industry organization IFF (Images Fashion Forum).
Shailesh has also been selected into the list of top 10 young CEOs in India (Business Today magazine selection in Feb2009) along with the earlier recognition by CNBC TV channel by his selection into ‘The Young Turks in India’ series in Apr2008.