Landmark Group Founders Inducted into Retail Hall of Fame
April, 2017 – Landmark Group, a Dubai-based multinational conglomerate, today announced that its Founder and Chairman Micky Jagtiani and Vice Chairperson Renuka Jagtiani were inducted into the Retail Hall of Fame at a private ceremony held during the 2017 World Retail Congress at Madinat Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai.
The Jagtianis join Armanico Ortega (Inditex), Ingvar Kamprad (Ikea), Tadashi Yanai (Fast Retailing Uniqlo) and Sir Philip Green (Arcadia) and other global retail icons in the Hall of Fame that highlights the lifetime achievements of those who have shaped the world’s retail landscape.
Micky Jagtiani said: “I am very happy and thankful to be welcomed to the Hall of Fame by the World Retail Congress. Retail for me has always been more than a business, it is a way to life and it is about people who have helped me get here. The GCC has been my home for over 55 years, during this time I have seen it become a global powerhouse, thanks to the vision and passion of the regions leadership.”
He added: “Our business is a part of this region’s growth story and I am thankful for all the support we have received and the relationships we have built during our journey. This award encourages us to continue to pursue our vision of building value for the customer for the future.”
For her part, Renuka Jagtiani said: “It is truly a great honor to be inducted into the World Retail Congress Hall of Fame and I thank the World Retail Congress for recognizing our enterprise. As Landmark, our focus is value, we value those whose lives we touch. The customer is at the heart of our business, and we change and evolve with them.
This award is recognition of our team, our people and our partners, without whom this achievement would not have been possible. It is our combined passion, commitment and ownership that has made the Group what it is today.”
She added: “I feel especially happy to receive this award in a year when the Congress is being held in Dubai, UAE. I have great appreciation for the country’s remarkable leadership, that has made Dubai the fashion and retail capital of the MENA Region.”
Micky Jagtiani founded the Landmark Group in 1973 with a single store in Bahrain and has successfully grown it into one of the largest and most successful retail and hospitality conglomerates in the region. A constant innovator, he has created and conceptualised over 27 diverse brands, several of which are market leaders today.
Renuka Jagtiani has been closely involved with thegroup’s business endeavours for over two decades and was instrumental increating the high-street fashion brand Splash in 1993. During this time, shehas guided thegroup'scorporate strategy, built its fashion and hospitality business from the groundup, led its expansion into new countries, launched its e-commerce platform, andspearheaded its CSR initiatives.
Throughout their illustrious careers, Micky and RenukaJagtiani have received multiple leading industry awards. In 2013, they wereboth named Entrepreneurs for the World in the Business category by the WorldEntrepreneurship Forum.
Micky Jagtiani was also honoured as Global BusinessLeader by India's leading TV news channel NDTV at its 2016 Gulf IndianExcellence Awards, andreceived the Global Indian Achiever Award from the Indian Business andProfessional Council in 2015. In addition, he was recognised as the MostInspiring Indian in the Corporate Social Responsibility category of the ArabianBusiness Indian Power List 2012, Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2008 MiddleEast Business Achievement Awards, and Retail Personality of the Year at the2007 Retail Middle East Awards.
Renuka Jagtiani was awarded the title of Captain ofIndustry at the 2016 Stars of Business Awards, Strategic Leader of the Year atthe 2015 Indian CEO Awards, and Outstanding Asian Business Woman of the Year atthe 2007 Asian Business Awards Middle East.
Over the past four decades, the Landmark Group hasestablished itself as a diversified international retail and hospitalityconglomerate. The group has over 2,400 outlets across 30 million square feet,catering to a loyal customer base of over 30 million people across the MiddleEast, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent.