Dr. Gibson Vedamani

Dr. Gibson Vedamani, is a retail industry veteran,  a retail thought leader, and a renowned consultant. He is the Founder & Designated Partner of Retail Solutions and Learning Technologies LLP, a retail domain consulting and e-learning organization. Dr. Vedamani was the founding CEO of Retailers’ Association of India (RAI) and he has played a key role in establishing RAI in India as the country’s recognized professional retail body since the year 2004. He has worked in significant positions in renowned retail organizations like Bata India, Shoppers Stop, Piramyd Retail & Crossroads Mall, Reliance Webstore, Dimexon Diamonds, etc.,. He enjoys mentoring retail leadership besides serving on the boards of a few organizations including the ones that work on fulfilling social responsibilities. He shares his knowledge by delivering guest lectures in Business Schools and he sits on the academic councils of a few of them as well. Dr. Vedamani has served as a charter member of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in its formative years. He currently chairs the Retail Committee of Southern Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI). He has received FICCI’s ‘Retailer’s Retailer Award, Dewang Mehta Award for the Best Teacher in Retail Management and IBS Award for Excellent Contribution to the Retail Industry in India. He has authored three books on Retailing, published by renowned companies. A keynote speaker that he is, Dr. Vedamani has addressed many International conferences on Indian Retailing, like the ones hosted by the National Retail Federation (NRF) USA, International Retail Trade Expo China and Bogota Chamber of Commerce Colombia.