Kishore Biyani is the founder and Group CEO of Future Group. Widely credited as the pioneer of modern retail industry in India, Kishore Biyani is a mentor and role model for many Indian entrepreneurs and a thought leader in Indian business.
Over the past two decades he has created and led some of India’s most popular retail chains like Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, Central, Home Town, Foodhall and eZone. These retail chains present in over 200 cities and 60 rural locations in India and connect 330 million customers annually with over 30,000 small, medium and large entrepreneurs and manufacturers in the country. In addition, Future Group has made substantial investments in setting up food processing and manufacturing, manpower training and educational facilities, logistics and warehousing networks across the country. It has also partnered and invested with a number of entrepreneurs and businesses in multiple sectors.
A believer in the group’s corporate credo, ‘Rewrite Rules, Retain Values’, Kishore Biyani considers Indianness as the core value driving the group. His autobiography, ‘It Happened In India,’ has been translated into a number of languages.