Indiaplaza.com, an online shopping portal, has appointed S Shriram as the SBU head for lifestyle division. He will be responsible for building the lifestyle business including men’s, women’s, and kid’s apparel and accessories; jewelry; watches; sunglasses; and home furnishing products.
Commenting on the announcement, K Vaitheeswaran, Founder and CEO, Indiaplaza.com, said: “We are very happy to have Shriram on board. I am confident his rich experience as a retailer will help position Indiaplaza as the leading online shopping destination for lifestyle also, just like for books and electronics.”
Prior to joining Indiaplaza, Shriram was the national head of business development at Café Coffee Day and was responsible for their expansion among key account partner locations. Before that, he was leading the Travel Retail and Consumer Businesses at Bangalore International Airport as part of the Core Committee that was involved in selecting the operators across various commercial businesses such as domestic and international retail, duty free, F&B, forex, landside traffic management, and ground transportation. He has also worked with United Colors of Benetton, Future Group, and the RPG Group.
Shriram holds an executive education from IIM Bangalore, PG Diploma in Business Administration in Marketing from New Hampshire University, USA (in association with Institute for Technology and Management, Chennai), PG Diploma in International Business from Pondicherry University, and is a Commerce graduate from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai. He has been a speaker at seminars/conferences and a visiting faculty at some of the B-Schools.
Indiaplaza (www.indiaplaza.in), formerly known as fabmall.com is an online shopping portal with operations across Bangalore, Chennai, Austin, and Seattle. It offers an online catalog of over four million items. The company is all set to re-build a new supply chain model to have a simple and attractive user interface with broadened product category.