Govind Shridhar Shrikhande has been Appointed as Independent Director of Arvind Fashions
The Board of Directors of Arvind Fashions approved the appointment of Govind Shridhar Shrikhande as an Independent Director with effect from October 9, 2023, for 5 years; however, the appointment still needs approval from the company’s shareholders. Shrikhande replaced Vallabh Roopchand Bhansali, who was an Independent Director and retired on October 9, 2023, after finishing his term.
Govind Shridhar Shrikhande is the former MD of Shoppers Stop. He is a Retail professional with 38 years of experience in the entire chain of fabrics to apparel to multi-format retailing including Department Stores, Hypermarket, Airport Retail, Beauty, Home, Books & Music, etc. across Marquee Companies like Mafatlal, Johnson & Johnson, Arvind, Bombay Dyeing & Shoppers Stop.
Since August 2018, he has been advising several private equity companies including Kalaari Capital, Multiples, Sauce & 9 River & Startup CEO’s as a mentor & advisor. He is an Independent Director on the Board of V Mart Retail, IR&H Pvt. Ltd, Donear Industries, Brand Concepts, and SDL Retail. He is also on the Board of We School & Symbiosis UAS & SSPU. He has been a mentor with the Bombay Chamber of Commerce for the last 3 years under the “Shadow The Leader Programme”.
He joined Shoppers Stop Limited as Head of Buying & Merchandising in April 2001. He became the COO in 2004 and was promoted to the position of CEO in April 2006. He became the MD in 2009. The Company tripled the number of stores under his leadership. He was part of three successful turnarounds during his tenure at Shoppers Stop. He has several awards like “The Most Admired Retail Professional of the Year” in 2009, “Rashtriya Udyog Ratna” by the National Education & Human Resource Development Organization, and ‘Award of Excellence for Creating & Nurturing Excellence in the Field of Business ‘in 2012, “Retail Icon of India” By Images Magazine in 2019. He holds a degree in Textile Technology (B. Text) from VJTI Mumbai and a Master in Marketing (MBA) from Symbiosis Institute of Management.