Mr. Govind Shrikhande, 50, is the CEO & Managing Director of Shopper's Stop. He is a graduate of Technology from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai, and a management graduate from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management(SIBM), Pune. Mr. Shrikhande has been with Shopper's Stop for more than ten years and has played a key role in the Company's growth from 7 stores in 2000 to 37 stores (including HomeStop) in the year 2010. He was also instrumental in re-branding initiative of the Department Store format - Shopper's Stop in the year 2008, which reinvigorated the brand market positioning, product and service offerings. Mr. Shrikhande's strong performance as head of Shopper's Stop, his passion for developing innovative products and services, and his emphasis on creating an enjoyable workplace for employees was recognised in 2009 with the prestigious Clothing Manufacturers of India "Retail Professional of The Year" Award and the "Most Admired Fashion Retail Professional of the Year Award" at the IFA 2010. Before joining Shopper's Stop, Mr. Shrikhande spent more than 15 years working in leading textile and apparel companies, such as Mafatlal, Arvind, Arrow and Bombay Dyeing. His most exciting projects include being a member of the marketing team that created the Denim Revolution in India in the 90s and helping to make Arrow the No.1 shirt brand in India's premium category.