D L Narayan
He has 30+ years of rich corporate experience of which 21 years in the Gulf exclusively in mid market retail formats (Clothing, Footwear, Home, Fashion, Lifestyle Products & Casual wear, sports fashion). During his various stints he worked with prominent corporate leaders like Mickey Jagtiani, Chariman-Landgroup, Ashok Awtani, Chairman- Neelkamal Group, HS Narula, Chairman DS Group, Amitabh Tanejah, Chairman-Images Group, Mohamed Saeed Al Qasimi, Chairman-Adcoop, Samir Tayeb, Executive Vice Chairman- Leader Group, Karim Merchant, Group CEO & MD-Pure Gold.
Including here some of the key companies he has worked with. Narayan was part of the senior management team in the Landmark Group which is a multi billion $ group operating 1000+ stores across GCC. He was involved in creating and successfully running two of the main formats “First Choice Supermarket” – a 2500 sqm fresh food Arabic oriented store and “Lifestyle”- a teenage concept store focusing on Fragrance & Cosmetics, Health & Beauty, Accessories(HBA), Fashion Accessories etc.
He was heading the Retail Division of Neelkamal Group of Companies handling key brands like Gasoline & Jimmy-key. Has successfully re-launched Gasoline and opened record number of stores thereby penetrating the GCC casual wear market. He was heading Ebony Retail Holdings as their Chief Operating Officer. Ebony a 25 Million Dollar retail arm of DS Group a multi functional group with a group turn over of US$ 650 Million.
He created a brand new Sports & Fitness concept called Healthy Sports. He represented the Indian Retail at the National Retail Federation USA (NRF) as keynote speaker, which is the voice of Global Retailers.
He is B.com graduate, then qualified ACA & ICWA.