Trailblazers Defining The Future of Retail In India
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Trailblazers Defining The Future of Retail In India

The second edition of BW Retail World’s 40 under 40 is on the look for leaders defining the future retail of India under the age of 40.

The year, 2023, is expected to witness significant changes in the Indian retail industry. The presence of omnichannel retail, social commerce and the metaverse shaping the industry will lead to newer heights.  As motivating as it is, India has had a plethora in enchanting international companies in the recent years. To embrace a new generation of trailblazers in the retail industry, BW Retail World is fully prepped with the second edition of BW Retail World 40 under 40.

BW Retail World 40 under 40 will facilitate the leaders from the retail world in India under the age of 40 years, who steered their firms in an exceptional manner and demonstrated outstanding capabilities and achievements.

The exclusive list of the leaders of BW Retail World 40 under 40 will be announced in the award ceremony in the second half of the year and is presently open to nominations. Post the closing of the nomination, 80 participants will be shortlisted through an editorial process and will further present their innovations and accomplishments virtually. An experienced jury will then evaluate these nominations and arrive at the final top 40.

“Retail is metamorphosing into phygital retail, leading to being omnichannel through D2C and social content commerce. We, at BW Retail World, are discovering leaders of tomorrow”, said Dr Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-chief of BW Businessworld and exchange4media Group.

Nominations are now open for this year’s BW Retail World 40 under 40 List
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To know more, register and nominate the trailblazers now at

The Jury Panel
The jurors list of the 2nd edition of BW Retail 40 Under 40 includes names such as Rajesh Jain, MD & CEO, Lacoste; Rakesh Kaul, MD, Livpure; Anupam Bansal, Director – Retail, Liberty Shoes; Sanjeev Agrawal, Chairman, MMG Group; Devendra Chawla, MD & CEO, Greencell Mobility; Kazem Samandari, Executive Director, L’opera; Benu Sehgal, CEO, Freeport Retail; Deep Bajaj, Co-founder, Sirona & Pee Buddy; Chef Sunil Chauhan, Founder, Fab Cafe Foods & Chefs United Foodtech; Sahil Malik, MD, Da Milano; Dr. Anurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-chief, BW Businessworld & Founder, Exchange4Media; Noor Fathima Warsia, Group Editorial Director, BW Businessworld and Ved Shukla, Founder & CEO Mylomart & Advisor, BW Retail World.

The Trailblazers of First Edition of BW Retail 40 Under 40
In the BW Retail 40 Under 40 inaugural edition, the jury included of names such as T Koshy, CEO, ONDC; Sanjay Behl, CEO & Executive Director, Greaves Electric Mobility; Salil Kappoor, Business Unit Head – Appliance, Orient Electric and Benu Sehgal, CEO, Freeport Retail India among others.

Entrepreneurs and professionals from multiple sectors came into the rise and bagged awards for their excellent dedication towards the industry. The names of the winners include of Ankit Rungta, Founder & Director, Story@Home; Aurko Bhattacharya, Co-founder, ePayLater; Raghunandan Sharaf, Founder & CEO, Saraf Furniture; Aastha Almast, Co-founder & Director, My New Shop; Akash Srivastava, AVP & National Head, Jubilant FoodWorks; Neil Barman, Chief Growth Officer,; Abhay Batra, Co-founder & CFO, Clovia; Devaraj A., Senior Manager – Purchase, Brigade Group; Aditya Goel, Co-founder, Love In Store & Account Mein; Abhinav Sharan, AVP – Head of Retail Marketing & Visual Merchandising, Bata India; Mansi Gupta, CEO & Founder, TJORI; Kriti Aggarwal, Co-founder, StoreHippo & MyStore; Abhirup Ganguly, India Head – MD, Impact Analytics Inc; Nisschal Jaain, Founder & CEO, Shypmax, Khatija Lokhandwala, Head- Brand Marketing, Zivame; Abhishek Agarwal, Co-founder, FinnUp; Abhishek trehan, Executive Director, Trehan Iris; Pradeep Krishnakumar, Co-founder, Zouk; Aditya Agarwal, Co-founder & CMO, Campus Sutra; Sneh Jain, Co-founder & MD, The Baker’s Dozen; Anand Prabhu Subramanian, Co-founder & CEO, Infilect; Harsh Kumar Mandloi, Associate Director – Projects, Myntra;  Vinit Garg, Founder & CEO, Mylo; Anish Popli, CEO & Founder, ProcMart; Susmitha Lakkakula, Founder, CloudTailor; Shammi Agarwal, Director, Pansari Group; Rajat Agrawal, CEO, Barista Coffee Company Limited; Ankur Damani, Country Head – India & SAARC, Le Creuset; Sorav Arora, GM –  Ecom, LFR & B&M, Pepe Jeans India; Archana Purohit, CEO, eYantra; Jinand Shah, MD & CEO, Online PSB Loans; Sumant Kataria, Founder & CEO, Solethreads; Aroon Khatter, Founder & CEO, Vendekin Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; Kedar Ravangave, Head – Brand & Category – Marketing, Amazon india; Nidhi Katiyar, Director, Cuffs N Lashes; Sahil Malik, Managing Director, Da Milano; Shivi Singh, Founder & CEO, ClearDekho; Surender Gounder, Founder & CEO, Tango Eye; Swagat Sarangi, Co-founder, Smytten and Raghuwanshi, Founder & CEO, Himalayan Organics.

To know more, register and nominate the trailblazers now at

BW Retail World 40 under 40 is an initiative to celebrate the future leaders of the retail industry of India.

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