Dr. Nitin Sanghavi, Distinguished professor of Retail Management at Great Lakes and Director, Centrefor Excellence in Retail Management.
He is one of the leading retail strategy experts in the world. He is professor of Retail Marketing and Strategy at Manchester Business School, UK and founder and director of MBS Retail Center – one of the world's largest specialist retail executive education providers. Prior to his academic career, he has worked with major retail organizations in Europe and Middle East. He acts as non – executive director for several retail organizations in Europe and India, including Shoppers Stop &HyperCity, and strategy advisor to the boards of leading international retailers. Published widely on retail strategy,franchising, internationalization and consumer marketing, he is a frequent speaker at international conferences. Nitin has been honored with several awards for his contributions to retailing, both in UK & India. He has also acted/acts as special advisor to the British Council and Commonwealth Secretariat, and special advisor on retailing to the World Bank. He also has/ had number of visiting appointments in Japan, Australia, France, Switzerland, USA–Including visiting scholar/ professor at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Sanjay Badhe, Deputy Director, Centre for Excellence in Retail Management &a visiting professor at Great Lakes
Sanjay is a leading retail strategy advisor and shall be assisting on a range of issues and activities of the Centre. A consultant in the area of marketing, branding and retailing strategies, Sanjay serves in an advisory capacity for a number of organizations across industries including CPG, software and retailing. He has an enriched experience in retailing, marketing, market research and consultancy, general management across a number of industry sectors.