Deepak Lachmandas Aswani is an MBA by qualification and is part of The Lachmandas Group, family run group specializes into FMCG, Textile Retailing and Distribution with partnership with several leading players including ITC, Raymond, Amway, Colour Plus, Bombay Dyeing and a couple of self started ventures namely Priceless-The Factory Outlet and My Kingdom-The Family Lifestyle Store. Deepak is highly experienced in Retail Marketing in multi-product environment and has been very successful in this segment.
He has several awards to his credits like :
o BEST SHOWROOM BOMBAY DYEING
o BEST SHOWROOM RAYMOND
o BEST SHOWROOM PARK AVENUE
o GOLD DEALER ITC
o BEST SERVICE PARTNER AMWAY
o AWARD FROM COCHIN UNIVERSITY OF SERVICE &TECHNOLOGY
o DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER AT VARIOUS MANAGEMENT FORA
He holds the following positions/membership:-
o FORMER CHAIRMAN – KERALA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY, ERNAKULAM.
o CHAIRMAN – CIGARETTE & TOBACCO DEALERS ASSOCIATION, KERALA.
o FORMER PRESIDENT – SHOP & OFFICE HOLDERS ASSOCIATION G C D A COMMERCIAL COMPLEX,
o MEMBER – KERALA MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, EKM. (INMB-031)
o MEMBER – RETAILERS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA
o MEMBER – KERALA GOVT. FINANCE MINISTRY TAXES REDRESSAL COMMITTEE
o MEMBER – KERALA GOVT. MIMIMUM WAGES ADVISORY BOARD
o MEMBER – KERALA FINANCIAL CORPORATION ADVISORY BOARD
o MEMBER – COMMERCIAL TAXES DEPARTMENT – GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL BUREAU
o MEMBER – KERALA INSTITUTE OF RETAIL MANAGEMENT
o MEMBER – TRAVEL & TOUR INDUSTRY STAKE HOLDERS COMMITTEE – CIAL
ASWANI LACHMANDAS GROUP
Established in 1950, Aswani Lachmandas Group, had a humble beginning by the founder and the chairman Late Mr. Lachmandas Aswani as the distributor for ITC products in Wayanad district, Kerala in the name Lachmandas & Sons. Later the business got firm grips and expanded to Trivandrum, subsequently to Kochi during 1950-1955. Soon the group got established as the biggest distributor for ITC in India. The group advanced to textile industry in 1970's by opening DCM which was first in Kerala. In 1976, the group opened the first showroom for Bombay Dyeing in Kerala. The group expanded the business with the joining of next generation, Mr. Deepak L. Aswani and Mr. Vishnudas L. Aswani. In 1986, the group opened Raymond showroom at MG road, Kochi, which was the first showroom for Raymond in Kerala.