The e-commerce space is in a flux, and profitability of the business is being questioned. Yet, e-commerce companies find backers, and now with the opening up of multi-brand retail offline, while e-commerce is still restricted from getting Foreign Direct Investment, the next year is going for be interesting: in particular, it will be interesting for the hybrid business that Homeshop18 runs – with one foot in online and another in TV based commerce. Homeshop18, a Network18 and GS Home Shopping backed venture, has also emerged as an interesting contender for the e-commerce crown, competing with online only retail businesses such as Flipkart and Infibeam, among others. At The #NAMA Conference, on October 10th 2012 at The Westin, Gurgaon, we’ll speak with Sundeep about HomeShop’s take on the e-commerce environment, on digital distribution of goods, TV versus online and how the synergies play out between them, as well as the challenges of running what are two very different types of retail businesses at the same time.
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Speaker Profile: Sundeep Malhotra, CEO & Founder, Homeshop18
Sundeep Malhotra is the Chief Executive Officer & founder of HomeShop18, India’s first 24 hour home shopping channel and virtual retail enterprise from the Network18 group. He has successfully built leading home shopping TV channel and e-commerce business for Homeshop18.
A veteran in the retail sector, Sundeep Malhotra conceptualized and established the home shopping industry in India, which today has become an accessible retail platform and credible retail avenue for shoppers and brands.
Sundeep Malhotra has 20 years of retail and FMCG experience. Prior to Homeshop18, he was the Executive Vice President Sales for PepsiCo India. Earlier to Pepsi, he had a 5 year stint with Benetton India, as their Head Sales & Marketing for the Indian subcontinent and a 10 year stint with Bata India Ltd, across various functions from Brand Management to Retail Head.
In addition to this, Mr. Malhotra is currently the Co-Chairman of FICCI’s Retail Committee. He has been recognized by numerous awards, in 2011 Asia Retail Congress has awarded him “CEO of Year 2011”among Asia’s top 50 CEOs. He has also been felicitated with “INDIRA Super Achiever” Award 2010 by Indira Group of Institutes and many more.
Sundeep Malhotra is an alumnus of the prestigious Delhi University. He earned his masters from AIMA Delhi.
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