Mr. Bijou Kurien currently serves as the chairman of the Retailers Association of India (RAI), the nodal body representing retailers across the country, and sits on the advisory board of FICCI Retail Committee and World Retail Congress. He also serves as an independent director on several listed and private companies across sectors such as Mindtree, Suguna Foods and Future Lifestyle Fashions.
With over 37 years of experience in building brands, businesses and creating organisations, Mr. Kurien is well versed with brands and retail across premier companies in India. He started his career as a Product Manager at Hindustan Uniliver Limited before joining Titan Company Limited where he took on the responsibility of Chief Operating Officer (COO). After 19 years at Titan, he joined Reliance Retail and served as President and Chief Executive. He further went on to become a Strategy Board Member of L Catterson Asia Holdings Limited. His role involved Strategic Consulting, Mentoring and Deal Evaluation, advising new investments on growth strategy, performance review and played a key role in the value addition efforts.
He has a post graduate degree in management from St Xaviers School of Management (XLRI).