Leadership

Our leaders bring positive energy to our workplace, and create great results together with their teams. They lead by example, always driven by our values and our ambition to make our people and business grow.

Leadership Team

Mahesh Shah

Managing Director

Mr. Shah has more than 29 years of rich expertise and experience in retail industry, holds M.M.S. – Management from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Mr. Shah has worked with India’s leading retail houses and has had a long-term relationship with Future Group. He has been associated with the Future Group as a CEO – HomeTown (erstwhile Pantaloon India Limited) from May 2005 – Oct 2018, then worked as a CEO – HomeTown. Even outside the group, he has shown his exemplary performances as a President – HomeCentre with his recent stint being in Welspun Flooring Limited as a CEO. Mr. Shah’s benchmarked performance is that of setting up the concept “HomeTown”, a complete home retailing format of an average size of 1,50,000 sq.ft encompassing Furniture, Home Improvement, Electronics, Furnishings, Décor and Housewares, with a record of setting up 11 stores across India and was responsible for concept profitability, store design and merchandising. Also headed value retailing formats for home: “Furniture Bazaar” and “Home Bazaar” during his tenure with HomeTown between 2005-2011. Apart from known for his strategic business decisions related to sourcing and merchandising of Furniture and Home Improvement Categories, his strong parameters are • Turning around Businesses, • Entrepreneurial outlook, • Success in launching new product categories / starting new Businesses, • Consumer Insights, • Team Building and Development. His proven specialities are in setting up retail stores, driving retail sales, recruitment and training, store layout and design, merchandising, supply chain and reverse engineering, vendor development and sourcing, Dealer network Design and Management.

Vikash Kabra

Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Dy. CFO)

Mr. Vikash Kabra is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) (2006) and holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce (Hons) from Calcutta University (2003).He is associated with the Company since March 2017 as a Senior Manager – Commercial, his major responsibility includes preparation and finalization of audited financial report, formulating Business plans and other related plans, ensuring development of effective taxation strategies and plans, and handling legal & statutory filings.He is a seasoned financial performer with demonstrated track record of over 15 years in building efficient Business Strategy, Financial Planning & Operations, Financial Reporting and Controls (ERP, SAP & Tally 9.0), Commercial, Taxation, Supply Chain Management, Compliance, Legal functions across India & Indian Sub-continent.Before joining Praxis Home Retail Limited, he was associated with companies like Reliance Trends, Fashionara Enterprises Private Limited, Lifestyle International Private Limited, and GMR Infrastructure Limited.

Smita Chowdhury

Company Secretary (CS) & Compliance Officer

Ms. Smita Chowdhury is a member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. She is associated with the Company since August 2017 as a Company Secretary and as a Compliance Officer from December 2017. She also holds a LLB (Bachelor of Law) Degree from G.J. Advani Law College, University of Mumbai and also possesses a Master’s Degree in Commerce. She has 10 years of experience in Company Secretarial field and Corporate Law. She is also a diploma holder in Intellectual Property, WIPO Academy, Geneva and C-DAC diploma from Mumbai Educational Trust, Bandra, Mumbai. Previously she has been working with secretarial team of Wyeth Limited and IPCA Laboratories Ltd. She has worked as a Wholetime Company Secretary with Watchtower Entertainment Private Ltd. and also worked as a practising Company Secretary for around 2 years. Before joining the Future Group, she was working with secretarial team of Rolta India Limited as Senior Associate – Legal and Secretarial and was responsible for listed company and legal compliances of Rolta India Limited and other group companies and joint ventures.

Sujoy Mitra

Chief Technology Officer

Sujoy Mitra is Business Head - IT at Praxis. He has 17 years of rich experience in Information Technology in Retail & IT Services. In his overall career, he has worked for several leading organizations such as Reliance, Tech Mahindra, iGATE and TCS in leadership roles, across India, APAC, China, US, Europe and Middle East. Prior to joining Praxis, he was the Head-IT for Reliance Brands, where he was responsible for few major initiatives such as post-merger IT integration & revamping of in-store Technology solutions. Sujoy holds an MBA from XLRI and PGDIT from Symbiosis.