Asia Retail Congress

About Akash Srivastava

Akash has been recognised by Business world as one of the top 40 under 40 future master of retail industry. He is a seasoned Retail and Hospitality professional with 15+ years of experience across Business Development, Retail Real Estate, Leasing, Project Management, Franchising & brands Market Entry strategy and holds a Master’s degree in Retail Management.

Akash is Currently leading Raymond brands Expansion across India in the brand’s fastest growing phase.

In his past assignment, Akash lead strategy and spearheaded expansion for Jubilant foodworks across India ( Domino’s, Dunkin Donuts, Popeye’s & Hong’s kitchen).

He brought innovation via extensive use of tech for site research & selection, Revenue prediction and process management while building Site research, PMO and Asset management verticals too.

Key achievements – opened over 700+ stores overall.

200+ stores in 2021 and 270+ in 2022 breaking global record for highest ever in Domino’s stores opening in any country in any year.
Launched popeyes successfully in India and home grown Chinese brand - Hong’s kitchen.

Akash was instrumental in setting up and expanding Chaayos across multiple cities and formats.

Prior to Chaayos, Akash ably lead the store expansion for Tata Starbucks and YUM Brands as well.

My role is to network extensively with major real estate developers across India to procure the finest real estate for my brands.

Akash work with an entrepreneurial bent of mind, am ownership driven and have strong business acumen to lead the teams in achieving organizational objectives.

He has been an Academic Advisor with Birla Institute of Management ( BIMTECH) for their retail management program.

Akash works with National Skill development council of India ( NSDC) advising the Govt. on curriculum formulation for Retail Entrepreneurs in India.
He is the Co-founder – All India Retail Group, a network of over 1000+ Retail professionals.

He speaks regularly at various retail forums, including CII, PhD chamber of commerce, Food forums, Shopping centre forums, Institutions, UPGrad, Microsoft and various other summits. Actively engages with NRAI & RAI for industry policy making initiatives.