Rahul, CEO and Co-Founder YLG, founded India’s fastest growing salon and spa in May 2008. He brings 17 years of experience in diverse industries such as Retail, dot.com and Manufacturing. He has proven expertise in turning around retail business (He spearheaded Health & Glow’s growth into India’s No.1 Health & beauty Chain) and brings high level domain expertise in the Health, Beauty & Wellness sector. He has exposure to best practices from International Retailers.
Prior to founding YLG, Rahul was Head – Wellness business for the Future Group. He built the Health & Beauty Category, set up the beauty salon chain “Star & Sitara” for the company. He was instrumental in setting up India’s first Gym Chain in Malls in a JV with Talwalkars for the Future group. He has played a key role in bringing about the Sachin Tendulkar – Future Group initiative “Sach”. Before Pantaloon, Rahul headed the retail business for Arvind brands where he managed brands such as Arrow, Lee, Wrangler and Excalibur. His entry in retail began as the Business Head of Health & Glow, which even today continues to be the most successful format of its kind in India. Rahul has also dabbled with dot.com as Business Head for e-RPG Cricket Portal. Rahul started his career with the RPG Group, working at RPG Cables and Ceat Ltd, in various marketing & sales responsibilities.
He is a Post Graduate from IIM Calcutta and has a B.Tech (hons) from IIT Kharagpur.