Landmark Group has announced the appointment of Kabir Lumba as the new CEO of Landmark Retail, marking another milestone in the legendary retail leader’s illustrious career.
Mr. Kabir Lumba
After being part of the Landmark Group for over 18 years, Kabir has managed several businesses within the group in different regions and now assumes the role of CEO for Renuka Jagtiani’s Retail Division.
Renuka, a former CEO/chair, will be closely involved with the business in her capacity as group chair. She will focus on developing the group’s overall vision, strategy and business development.
Kabir will lead the group’s retail arm in the Middle East and Southeast Asia – leading in business development and innovation with a strong focus on strengthening its digital and omnichannel presence.
Before moving to the UAE, Kabir led Lifestyle to grow into one of the most powerful department store chains in India and operate as one of the best organizations in the country. His most recent role in India was as Managing Director of Lifestyle International, where he worked for 14 years.
Kabir began his career at Littlewoods and later transitioned to a five-year stint at ProLine as COO, followed by a two-year stint as COO of Pantaloons.
During his tenure at Lifestyle, the retailer has won numerous awards and accolades, including “Most Admired Department Store” at the IMAGES Retail Awards for four consecutive years and the Great Place to Work Institute’s Retail Industry – Best Company to Work for in 2014. recognized as such.
Kabir himself was named IMAGES Most Admired Retail Professional of the Year at the 2014 IMAGES Retail Awards.
Under his leadership, Lifestyle International grew from a department store retailer to a home product format – Home Center – and a high-end fashion chain – Max.
In an exclusive interview with Images Group in 2019, Kabir cites making lifestyle and home centers a highly respected brand in India among customers and employees as one of his key business achievements.
“Retail as a business is closest to the consumer. It offers them a unique opportunity to dig deeper and gain important insights,” he said. “Using these insights to continuously improve the consumer shopping experience through continuous innovation is an extremely satisfying and enjoyable experience.”
In 2019 Kabir was recognized and honored as “Retail Icon of India” by IMAGES Group.