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LuxeBook Top 100; a power list of the most influential movers and shakers of Indian luxury

The survival of the fittest…
While Statista estimates India’s luxury goods segment to be worth $8 billion and forecasts 6.6 per cent CAGR growth during 2019-23, market research firm Euromonitor forecasts that the luxury segment in India will grow at 18.1 per cent during the same period.
The numbers of different reports vary because each defines luxury differently and considers diverse parameters. Whatever the figures may be, one thing is clear: 2019 was a challenging year for the Indian luxury industry, thanks to the economic slowdown and irregular tax structure. A majority of the leaders quoted in this specially curated digest had to rejig their sales, marketing and pricing strategies to stay in the business and try doubly hard to rope in customers. It, indeed, was the survival of the fittest and the fit only survive when they innovate.
The hospitality industry put experience-led packages at the forefront; aviation followed suit with chef-made, lip-smacking meals and the automobile and fashion industries turned to sustainability. So much has happened in 2019 and that is always a reason to celebrate.
So, this year, we, at LuxeBook, celebrate those who embraced change and stood firm in the face of adversity. Congratulations to the Top 100 people, who made it to the list. May innovation always stay by your side and hope that 2020 is a better year.


Here’s the list of the 100 winners across sectors.

Name Position Company
Ashiesh Shah Principal Architect Ashiesh Shah Architecture + Design
Darshan Mehta President & CEO Reliance Brands
Dinesh Vazirani CEO & Co-Founder Saffronart
Leslie Thng CEO Vistara
Manish Malhotra Designer Manish Malhotra
Puneet Chhatwal Managing Director & CEO The Indian Hotels Company Limited
Rajiv Kaul President The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts
Sabyasachi Mukherjee Designer & Founder Sabyasachi
Zorawar Kalra Founder & Managing Director Massive Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.


Name Position Company
Balbir Singh Dhillon India Head Audi
Bojan Jankulovski Head of Operations Maserati India
Charles Frump Managing Director Volvo Auto India
Martin Schwenk India Managing Director & CEO Mercedes-Benz
PB Venugopal President Lexus India
Rohit Suri President & Managing Director Jaguar Land Rover India
Sharad Agarwal Head of India Operations Automobili Lamborghini India


Name Position Company
Abha Narain Lambah Conservation Architect & Principal Abha Narain Lambah Associates
Ambrish Arora Design Principal Studio Lotus
Gauri Khan Founder and CEO Gauri Khan Designs
Hena Kapadia Galley Director TARQ
Jagdip Jagpal Fair Director India Art Fair
Shabnam Gupta Founder & Designer The Orange Lane & Peacock Life
Shireen Gandhy Owner & Director Chemould Prescott Road
Sonal Singh Managing Director Christie’s India


Aditi Dugar, Founder & Owner, Masque and Sage & Saffron Restaurants
Dr Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group
Gauri Devidayal, Director, Food Matters India Pvt Ltd.
Kapil Chopra, Founder & CEO, The Postcard Hotel
Manish Mehrotra, Corporate Chef, Indian Accent Restaurants
Neeraj Govil, Senior Vice President – South Asia, Marriott International
Chef Pooja Dhingra, Founder & CEO, Le 15 Patisserie
Riyaaz Amlani, CEO & Managing Director, Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt Ltd.(IEHPL)
Vikram Oberoi, Managing Director & CEO, The Oberoi Group

Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla, Creative Heads & Designers-in-Chief, House of Abu
Jani Sandeep Khosla
Anita Dongre, Designer & Founder, House of Anita Dongre
Gaurang Shah, Designer, Gaurang
K Radharaman, Founder, CEO & Principal Designer, The House of Angadi
Kunal Rawal, Founder & Designer, Kunal Rawal
Manish Arora, Creative Director, Manish Arora
Mira Kulkarni, Founder & CMD, Forest Essentials India
Ruchika Sachdeva, Founder & Creative Director, Bodice
Sonam K Ahuja, Actress
Tarun Tahiliani, Founder & Designer, Tarun Tahiliani
Vivek Bali, CEO, Sephora India
Vivek Sahni, Founder, CEO & CO, Kama Ayurveda

Abhishek Raniwala, Co-Founder, Raniwala 1881
Biren Vaidya, Managing Director & Creative Head, The Rose Group of Companies
Farah Khan Ali, Founder & Jewellery Designer, Farah Khan Fine Jewels
Ishu Datwani, Founder, ANMOL
Radhika & Gauri Tandon, Co-Founders, Isharya
Ramesh Narang, Director, Hazoorilal Legacy
Renu Oberoi, Founder and Creative Director, Renu Oberoi Luxury Jewellery
Rishabh Tongya, Creative Director, DIACOLOR
Sachin Jain, President, Forevermark
Siddharth Kasliwal, Partner, Gem Palace
Sunil Datwani, Managing Director, Gehna Jewellers Pvt. Ltd
Sunita Shekhawat, CEO & Designer, Sunita Shekhawat Jaipur
Tarang Arora, Creative Director, Amrapali Jewels
Yash Agarwal, Creative Director, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers

Abheek Singhi, Senior Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Amarjit Bakshi, Chairman & Managing Director, Central Park
Anuj Puri, Chairman, ANAROCK Group
Ashutosh Khatawkar, VP Sales & Marketing, Bombay Realty
Atul Chordia, Chairman, Panchshil Realty
Irfan Razack, Chairman & Managing Director, Prestige Group
Jitendra Virwani, Chairman & Managing Director, Embassy Group

Akash Sheth, Founder & Managing Director, Magnanimous Group & Luxury Lifestyle
Amit Goyal, CEO, India Sotheby’s International Realty
Karanpal Singh, Founders, Hunch Ventures
Khushi Singh, Associate Vice President – Events & Experience, Percept ICE
Sheetal Munshaw, Director India, Atout France
Shishir Baijal, Chairman & Managing Director, Knight Frank (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Sonam Babani, Founder, Fashioneiress
Vandana Mohan, Founder, Backstage Productions Pvt Ltd & The Wedding Design Company

Anil Madan, Directors, Johnson Watch Company
Chitra Das, Founder, Champs Fleur
Dinaz Madhukar, Executive Director, DLF Luxury, Retail & Hospitality
Mandeep Nagi, Design Director, Shades of India
Nakul Bajaj, Founder & CEO, Darveys
Nitin Chainani, CEO, Swiss Promotion Pvt Ltd
Palak Shah, Co-Founder & CEO, Ekaya Banaras
Pernia Qureshi, Founder, Pernia Qureshi Brands & Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop
Pranav Saboo, CEO, Ethos Watch Boutiques
Salil Sadanandan, President, K&B Kohler Brand South Asia, Middle East & Sub Saharan Africa
Simone Arora, Founder, Curator & Designer, Product Development, SIMONE; D’Decor
Simran Lal, CEO, Good Earth; Co-Founder, Paro & Nicobar
Vijay KG, Founder,
Viraal Rajan, Director, Time Avenue

Abhishek Shahabadi, VP & Portfolio Head for Luxury and Premium brands, Diageo India
Aman Dhall, Executive Director, Brindco Limited International Division
Kapil Sekhri, Co-Founder & CEO, Fratelli Wines
Kartik Mohindra, CMO, Pernod Ricard India
Keshav Prakash, Founder & Curator, The Vault
Lakshmanan PB, Director of Finance & General Administration, Amrut Distilleries Pvt
Paul P John, Chairman, John Distilleries
Rajeev Samant, Founder & CEO, Sula Vineyards
Sachin Mehta, Country Director-India, William Grant & Sons
Sonal Holland MW, Founder-Director; Founder-Educator; Founder-Chairperson, SoHo Wine Club, Sonal Holland Academy, India Wine Awards
Stéphane de Meurville, Managing Director, Moët Hennessy India
Vivek Chandramohan, CEO, Grover Zampa Vineyards



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