Chennai, March 2020: Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, part of Dubai-based hospitality conglomerate Landmark Group, announces the appointment of Mr. Rishi Vasudev as the Chief Executive Officer for Lifestyle and Home Centre.
Mr. Vasudev will take on his role from 1st June 2020 in the company. He will be working alongside Mr. Vasanth Kumar towards ensuring a seamless leadership transition.
Mr. H. Ramanathan, Chairman of the Board – India, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rishi on board. His experience in fashion and consumer understanding will be a great asset to our business. He shares our Group’s people and customer focus and his rich Online and Technology expertise will also be integral to bringing innovative solutions to our omni-channel business goals.”
With more than 21 years of experience in fashion and retail – both online & offline, Mr. Vasudev is a veteran in the industry and comes with expertise and experience in managing large businesses, leading & mentoring high profile teams, leveraging technology and innovation, whilst transforming challenges into opportunities.
Mr. Vasudev is joining Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd. from The Flipkart Group where he was instrumental in creating the overall fashion strategy and differentiation for each of the businesses – Flipkart, Myntra & Jabong, as the Group’s Senior Vice-President & Fashion Group Head. There, he successfully set up the online marketplace by building private label brands and establishing critical partnerships globally and in India. At Lifestyle, Mr. Vasudev will drive the brands’ business success through a people-first lens, in-line with the company’s ambitious growth plans in the coming years.
Before his stint at The Flipkart Group, Mr. Vasudev has served as the CEO of Calvin Klein and the Senior Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer for Arrow, Gant and Izod at Arvind Brands. Mr. Vasudev started his career with Aditya Birla Group and worked with them for over 8 years, handling brands like Grasim and Louis Philippe.
About Lifestyle: Lifestyle is India’s leading fashion destination for the latest trends. Part of Dubai based retail and hospitality conglomerate – The Landmark Group, Lifestyle brings multiple categories including men, women and kids’ apparel, footwear, handbags, fashion accessories and beauty under the convenience of a single roof. Lifestyle provides seamless and hassle-free shopping, offering leading national and international brands along with the convenience of a true omni-channel experience with its online store lifestylestores.com. The company is recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including Most Admired Fashion Retail Destination of the Year at Images Fashion Awards for 5 consecutive years; No. 1 India’s Best Company to Work for in the retail industry for 2 consecutive years and Top 10 Best companies to Work for in India – Great Places to Work Institute®. Currently, Lifestyle is present across 83 stores, 44 cities and delivers to over 26000 pin codes. Lifestyle is a true omni-channel player with its online store, www.lifestylestores.com.