Mr. Venu Nair, is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Shoppers Stop. He is an International Retail Leader with a rich and varied experience in the Retail & Apparel Industry across South Asia & Europe. Venu joined us in the second half of 2020, and is leading the company’s growth, rebounding from the impact of the pandemic, and transforming itself into an omnichannel retailer. Prior to joining Shoppers Stop, Venu was the CEO (Westside) at Trent Limited. where he was responsible for the growth of the brand across the country for over 3 years. From 2012 to 2017, he was Managing Director - Marks & Spencer Reliance Pvt. Ltd, where he took the opportunity to convince the M&S plc board to venture into India, and thus brought the M&S brand into India. He moved back to India as the Director of Marks & Spencer, India.