Founder & CEO, Future Group
Kishore Biyani is the pioneer of modern retail in India and one of greatest entrepreneurial successes in the country over the past two decades. With over 16 million sq ft of retail space across multiple retail formats in 95 Indian cities, the Future Group works with over 30,000 small, medium and large entrepreneurs and manufacturers from across the country and employs 30,000 people directly. Its focus on food retail -- apart from several rural retail initiatives -- gives the Future Group a strong connect with the bottom of the pyramid. In the process of setting up the company’s vast sourcing network, Biyani himself has been mentoring entrepreneurs and nurturing partnerships with small and medium enterprises to foster mutual growth.