Asia Retail Congress

About Rahul Bhalchandra

Rahul Bhalchandra – is a professional turned entrepreneur with domain expertise in Health and beauty retail and services. He Co-founded YLG, a Bangalore-based Salon chain along with his better half Vaijayanti, who quit his corporate job and moved to Bangalore to set up YLG in 2008.
YLG is a pioneer in bringing unique services and quality vocational education to the salon industry. The couple are engineers from IITs (Kharagpur and Mumbai) and hold MBAs from India’s best business schools (IIM Calcutta and Symbiosis).
Before YLG, Rahul was Head of the wellness business for the Future Group. He has played a pivotal role in setting up the Sachin Tendulkar - Future Group initiative “Sach”.
Before Future Group, Rahul headed the Branded retail business for Arvind brands (Arrow, Lee, Wrangler and Excalibur). His entry in retail began as the Business Head of Beauty retailer Health & Glow, which today continues to be the most successful format of its kind in India. Rahul started his career with the RPG Group, working at RPG Cables and Ceat Ltd. in various marketing and general Management responsibilities.