38 year old Rakesh Biyani has been in the retail business for over 17 years. From the time “modern retail” was a phrase unheard of in the Indian context, till the present, Rakesh has been at the forefront of the rapid strides made by Pantaloon Retail India Limited (PRIL).
A Whole Time Director of PRIL, Rakesh has made significant contributions in the transformation of Pantaloon Retail from an industry pioneer to one of the key players on the Indian retail scene.
Rakesh is the CEO – Retail and leads the management and expansion of the company’s flagship formats: Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Central and Food Bazaar. He also heads all the IT initiatives of the company, and has recently been responsible for the company wide implementation of SAP.