Abhishek Raj

GM-Ops & BD, Lacoste India

Sports And Leisure Apparel Limited – Lacoste Licensee in India

Abhishek Raj is the General Manager- Business Development & Operations for Sports and Leisure Apparel Limited – Lacoste Licensee in India.

In his 15 years corporate journey Abhishek has worked for most stimulating areas of modern retail in starting from Apparel Production, Merchandising & Buying, Retail Planning, Visual Merchandising, Project management, New Business development, Retail Operations, E-Commerce and CRM.

Abhishek Started his carrier as Merchandiser back in 2005 with an export house and then became Integral part of Home-grown Apparel brand “Blackberrys” where Abhishek was key member who expand the “Trouser” category for them. He has been instrumental in “Lacoste’s” growth in India from past 11 years. From being the first Retail Planner for Lacoste in India, he now heads Retail Planning, Visual Merchandising, E-commerce, Projects, Business Development and Retail Operations.

Abhishek has done his Post Graduation in “Garment Manufacturing Technology” from NIIFT in 2005.

Born and brought up in a small town, Abhishek follows an ethical and aesthetic attitude towards life.

Abhishek has been a national junior school level Hockey player and has represented his region as captain of cricket team in Under-16 tournament.