Gautam Singhania – Chairman & MD, Raymond Group
He is one the few businessmen who have adopted & imbibed their company‘s brand tagline in their lifestyle. Gautam Singhania is referred to as ―The Complete Man‖ since he manages the Raymond Group with clinical precision, follows his passions and is a devoted family man. Gautam Singhania took his father‘s legacy ahead and created an Indian apparel giant which currently has a turnover of above Rs. 2000 million & has over 60% market share in the Indian worsted fabric segment.
Leaders are Born, not Made!!!
Singhania completed his Bachelors of Commerce from HR College, Mumbai & then joined his father‘s business - J. K. Group of Companies in 1986. He became the Director of Raymond Group in 1990 & was appointed as the Chairman & Managing Director in 2000. With a track record of 25 years, he has proved that you don‘t need a management degree from a fancy college to run a successful business. Soon after he took over the helm of Raymond, he divested the non-core activities – Steel, Synthetics & Cement and drove the management focus onto core activities like apparel brands, prophylactics, fabrics & men toiletries. His restructuring drive worked wonders for the company that has now become one of the leading apparel brands in India & one of the well known brands across the globe for ―worsted fabric‖ garments. The Singhania scion increased the brand portfolio of Raymond, which was earlier known only for men‘s suiting, and launched brands targeting different sections like women‘s wear, kid‘s wear, ultra-premium suiting, premium casual wear, accessories & fabrics for the mass market. He has launched ―Parx‖ & ―Makers‖ brands, acquired ―ColorPlus‖, setup manufacturing plants & over 500 retail outlets across India and increased Raymond‘s brand presence in the international market. Under his leadership, Raymond‘s produced the world‘s first ever finest ―worsted suiting fabric‖; and made...