Kishore Biyani is the founder and Group CEO of Future Group. 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 like Big Bazaar, Central, Brand Factory, Foodhall, fbb, among others. Over time, various retail chains like Nilgiris, Aadhaar, Easyday, Heritage, HyperCity and others have also become part of Future Group. These retail chains are present in more than 250 cities across India and attract over 500 million customers footfalls annually. Simultaneously, he has also led the creation of a wide portfolio of consumer goods brands in fashion, food and electronics space, that are distributed through the group's retail chains and various other modern retail networks in the country. The group also made substantial investments in technology, analytics, food processing, logistics and warehouse networks, provides mentorship and investments to many Indian entrepreneurs and brands and operates joint ventures with Clarks, Generali Group, Hidesign, among others.
A believer in the group’s corporate credo, ‘Rewrite Rules, Retain Values,’ Kishore Biyani considers Indianness as the core value driving the group. His autobiography, ‘It Happened In India,’ has been translated into a number of languages. Kishore Biyani was born in August 1961 and is married to Sangita Biyani. They live in Mumbai with their daughters, Ashni and Avni.
Vijay Biyani is an Managing Director of the Company. He brings more than 25 years of experience in textile, yarn and ready-made apparels business. He is actively involved in the financial and administrative functions of the Company.
Bala C Deshpande is a Independent Director of the Company. She has multi-industry exposure and has worked with FMCG companies like Bestfoods, Cadburys Ltd. and ICI. She was also nominated to the Women Leadership forum held in Bestfoods, New York. She is on the Board of Info Edge (India) Ltd.
She holds a Masters degree in Economics and Masters in Management Studies from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, Mumbai.
Mr. Anandakrishnan Chandrasekaran holds an M.S. in Electrical Engg. from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Communications Engg. from PSG College of Technology (India). In 2010, he was named Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum. In 2016 and 2017, Mr. Anandakrishnan Chandrasekaran was named to Fortune's '40 under 40' list in India.
Mr. Anandakrishnan Chandrasekaran has worked on/led six products globally with over 10M active users across commerce, messaging, financial services & content discovery with one app over 1 billion users and two others over 50M. He is also an entrepreneur having co-founded & built Aeroprise Inc.
Most recently he was Director of Platform / Product Partnerships for Messenger at Facebook, leading the growth of the platform to 250,000+ active developers and over 8B messages between businesses and consumers.
He was previously Chief Product Officer @ Snapdeal, one of India's earliest e-commerce unicorns, valued at $6.5B. Previously, he was CPO at Bharti Airtel, the #3 mobile operator globally with 300M subscribers driving new product development and launching Wynk Music, Airtel Money etc. and leading the e-commerce business.
Earlier, Mr. Anandakrishnan Chandrasekaran was with Yahoo!, where he held roles of Sr. Director for Search and Mobile. Previously, he co-founded Aeroprise. Aeroprise became the most-deployed solution worldwide for mobile service management, raised $7M in funding and was acquired by BMC Software.
Mr. Anandakrishnan Chandrasekaran is also one of the most successful early stage investors in technology startups- having done over 35 investments including Rupeek, MoEngage, NoBroker, Lucideus, Tonetag, Yulu Bikes in India and Silicon Valley tech startups like Chatfuel, Nexkey and FiddlerAI.
Ms. Malini Chopra holds BA (Hon.) in Economics from Miranda House, Delhi University and master’s in business from Delhi University. She is a senior business professional with an illustrious career of overs 31 years in leading Indian and Multinational organisations. She is a corporate profit-center head and policy maker specialising in Governance, Financial Controls, Risk management & Digital transformation. She is a Certified Corporate Director from Institute of Directors - New Delhi. She is also a Certified Corporate Governance Professional from Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. During her professional career, she has worked with various renowned corporates in various managerial capacities.