Rajeev Krishnan

Business Advisor- Retail, Consumer, FMCG, Education, Hospitality, C Suite

Rajeev has a rich, varied and successful senior management life journey in the Global Retail and Consumer industry with Target, Wal-Mart, McKinsey & SPAR, in the US and India. The hallmark of his career has been the ability to build strong organisations, manage large businesses ,blending the best of Operations, Product, Technology, laced with Innovative disruption and great Teams.

He is and has been a Business Advisor and mentor to different companies at multiple stages helping them navigate critical operational, technical and leadership challenges.

Rajeev is a member of the Board of Trustees at Sociocharge, a company with a purpose to accelerate positive change in society. He is passionate about ensuring that business is making a difference in the communities around them and impacting the youth in a positive and inspiring way. A well known speaker at numerous top colleges across India, Rajeev is a mentor and coach to many young leaders and executives with a focus on self development, leadership and identifying/unleashing the “I”inner EQ.

His tenure at SPAR was an amazing journey of collaborative innovation with partners across industries leading to world class omni channel customer experiences and differentiated Stores. SPAR India apart from being one of the Great places to Work 3 years in a row, was the recipient of numerous awards and accolades across functions worldwide.

He was recognised as one of India’s Most Trusted CEOs of 2018 by the World Consulting & Research Corporation (WCRC) Asia, for showing exceptional leadership, enabling the business to achieve growth and success through his passion, commitment and trust in his employees.
Rajeev was also felicitated as “India’s Inspirational Leader 2018-2019” in London under the 3rd edition of Global Indian Excellence Summit.

As a Senior Expert/Advisor for McKinsey’s retail and consumer practices, he helped drive and develop these areas through both strategy and execution for clients across consumer functional areas and retail formats in India and South East Asia.

Rajeev was the Executive Vice President and Business Head of Retail Operations for India at Bharti Retail, which was part of the Bharti Wal-Mart join venture, where he was responsible for heading the retail operations across multiple formats in India.

Prior to this, he was the Group Vice President at Target Corporation in the US. During his tenure of 18 years which included multiple leadership roles he was able to contribute to seeing Target grow to be one of the leading retailers in the US and in the world.


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