Head of Sales (South East Asia) - Dr. Martens - Airwair International Ltd
Johnny has headed several businesses in Apparel, Brands and Retail. He was the Apparel Director at Reebok India having joined them as a founding teams member and moved on to be Apparel Director for Reebok Asia Pacific based out of Hong Kong.
After nearly 14 years in Reebok he retuned to India as President of a Licensed Brands Company- LMG Brands India -part of the 5 billion dollar Landmark Group, He looked after the business of a portfolio of brands such as Bossini, Kappa, Springfield, Josef Siebel, VNC and the groups young fashion format Splash.
Johnny then founded a new menswear Brand World Player for the S Kumar’s group. He established the concept and business form scratch as a value brand aimed at small town India and grew it from a one man operation to 54 teams members with 1500 points of Sale (mainly MBO) in 668 towns/ 293 districts over India. Johnny then headed the Mahindra Retail Business- Mom and Me, a maternity, infants and kids format looking after its Retail Operations, Product and Merchandising and Marketing and growing the retail footprint from 65 to 105 Stores across India.
Johnny started his career as a Management Trainee at Madura Coats in 1986 and held management positions there in the Export business and then with Stencil Apparel Brands, Liz Claiborne India and as a Partner in and Eco friendly certified apparel business- Ecotex by Primetex for the first 10 years of his career. Johnny has an Economics degree from MCC – Madras and a PG degree in International Trade from IIFT- Delhi. He is now shifted his focus to web and digital enabled businesses over the past two years. Having worked as a business advisor to interesting start ups like Wooqer which has an enterprise wide communication and workflow platform, to Ice Cream Labs which has an innovative in-image display advertising technology to RK Group which developed private labels for Amazon India; he is now fully engaged in a specialty food products delivery start up Fresh Connection as a Co-Founder and Business Head.