Founder and CEO of the Future Group
Kishore Biyani, the Sam Walton of India, was born on August 9, 1961, and is the founder and CEO of the Future Group. Kishore, who is currently valued at more than $1.3 billion, is the man who has taken the retail business by storm and now has zillions of victories to his name, as well as his share of mistakes. Today, the Future Group has more than 70 million square feet of retail space in 90 cities and 60 rural sites, with plans to develop another 9 million square feet in the coming years. (2015) Along with Dipayan Baishya, he co-wrote his autobiography, “It Happened in India:
The Story of Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Central, and the Great Indian Consumer.” So far, the book has sold around 100,000 copies, significantly more than any other business book produced in India. (2015) Kishore, who graduated from H.R. College with a degree in Commerce, just enjoys playing tennis and is frequently seen putting a wager before the game begins. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Sangita Biyani, and their two children. Ashni, his eldest daughter, is a director of Future Ideas, the group’s innovation and incubation cell (textile design graduate from Parsons, New York).