Hailing from a remote corner of North East India – a nondescript place called Manipur (in the global context), with a degree in B.A. Hons from Delhi University and armed with an enviable career track record in the world of ‘Retail Management’ which spans 15+ years of International and Domestic market experience (Middle-East and India), Mr. Rajkumar Devkanta Singh (Dev) is an accomplished Indian Retail Business Leader with demonstrated success in managing P&L, increasing revenues, market shares, and earnings, achieving cost reductions as well as achieving client satisfaction in customer-facing operations in large and diverse organizations.
His results driven professional performances within ‘Retail Buying & Merchandising’, ‘Retail Operations’, ‘Retail General Management’, and ‘International Franchise Management’ makes him one of the most highly experienced well-rounded retail leaders in India. One of the few Manipuri’s employed in the senior level management of the corporate world globally; he has risen through the rank to reach the level of ‘Director Retail’ at the age of 37 years within the Indian subsidiary of the world renowned Fortune 500 Multi National Corporation (MNC) called Levi Strauss & Co. He has played a pivotal role in enabling the organization to achieve some remarkable milestones like:
(a) Opening 180+ Levi’s® Exclusive Stores across India within 2 years (2008 and 2009), (b) Driving a significantly substantial Sales growth which resulted in an annual Sales Turnover in excess of US$130 million at MRP,(c) The all India brand transition | transformation from Levi Strauss Signature™ to dENiZEN™ – the change-over or renovation of 223 Stores within 3.5 months (an accomplishment that has no comparison in the world within the Apparel Retail landscape), and (d) Delivering a large Retail network of 302 dENiZEN™ exclusive Stores (by exit Nov 2011).
She is a renowned persona in Account Management who completed her MBA from Swansea University Wales, United Kingdom & Master in Tourism Administration from Christ University Bangalore. She has worked with numerous Top Organizations in the country such as Flipkart India Pvt Ltd, Premiere Global Conferencing Services (PGi) and Amadeus India Pvt Ltd. Her exposure of working with small, medium scale enterprises and with the higher level management (CEO’s, CFO’s CXO’s, V.P, Senior VP’s, Directors, Senior Management) makes her a complete package in Account Management.
Gitarani Sagolsem is a versatile and innovative professional with generalist experience as a Visual Merchandiser and a Buyer with proven ability to make strong impact with creative schemes that drives brand development and sales forward. Equipped with Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from DU & Masters of Fine Art (Fashion Merchandising) Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, California, and PG Diploma in Visual Merchandising and Creative Communication from MICA, Ahmedabad – She brings along valuable experience in the field of Visual Merchandising and Buying products. With Skilled forte in training, Analysing market trends and strategic planning of product selection & product launch – She has hands on experience in dealing with numerous brands like Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Missoni, Emilio Pucci, Diesel, San Francisco, Tiffany & Co. San Francisco to name a few.
(Editor, Imphal Free Press)
Media & Communication Advisor
Armed with M.A in English Literature from Delhi University and Diploma in Journalism from Times Research Foundation Institute (TRFI for Social Journalism) and possessing a penchant for gathering, assessing, creating and presenting news and information, Mr. Pradip Phis an indispensable personality of our society with over 3 decades of experience and expertise in managing dissemination of information to the masses.
He has been associated with renowned print media houses such as Economic Times, The Times of India and The Telegraph. Having authored a) The Northeast Question: Conflicts and Frontiers (Routledge 2015), b) Shadow and Light: A Kaleidoscope of Manipur (Hachette 2016) and contributed to chapters on Manipur in essay anthologies on the Northeast, he founded the current Imphal Free
Press- poised with the mission of Achumbana Yaiphare (Truth Prevails).
He has also served as a member of the highest decision making body of the Manipur University Syndicate and also continues as a member of the fellowship advisory board of an Indian NGO, Child Rights and You, CRY since 2008.
Academic Advisor (Management)
JCRE Skill Solutions
One couldn’t agree more to the thought – “Entrepreneurship and skill development activities are regarded as one of the important determinants for the industrial growth of a country”. An academician by profession, and with the drive to promote Entrepreneurship and Skill Development, Dr. Ch. Ibohal Meitei, has been a huge contributor to the industry & academics alike. He is actively involved in the entrepreneurship development and enterprise creation activities in the state of Manipur and outside by organizing various EDP training and management consultancy activities in collaboration with the industrial units, government agencies and financial institutions etc.
With keen interest and knowledge in Strategic Management, Services Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship, Cross Culture and Global Management, he is also extending consulting services in his own capacities for the growth and development of many organizations engaging in entrepreneurial ventures and industrial activities.
With the vast sea of knowledge and experience he carries from the various interactions /seminars /courses he has attended nationally and internationally, he shares and contributes his learning’s in many publications in various journals of repute.
Carrying more than 24 years of industry & academic experiences and armed with B.Sc. (Hons) & MBA from Aligarh Muslim University in 1989 and 1992 respectively, he currently holds the post of Director at Manipur Institute of Management Studies (MIMS) & Centre for Entrepreneurship and Skill Development (CESD).