Aditya Birla Group, the Indian multinational conglomerate has roped in Mohit Kampani, former managing director of Spencer’s Retail as chief executive officer.
Kampani will be heading the food and grocery retail business of the $41 billion company. According to an internal mail, Kampani is said to be reporting to the group’s director of retail and apparel business, Pranab Barua.
Kampani had joined Spencer’s Retail in 2007 as vice-president (operations) and became president and chief executive officer in 2012. He has over 20 years of experience in consumer facing businesses, of which nine years have been in retail. He started his professional life with Jumbo Electronics in Dubai post which he worked with ICI Paints in India in different roles. Prior to Spencer’s, he had been with Colgate–Palmolive.
At ABRL, his major responsibility will be to make the business more profitable amid increased competition from some of the leading ecommerce companies.
ABRL named after Aditya Vikram Birla is the fourth-largest supermarket chain in the country, after Future Group, Reliance Retail and D’Mart, operating about 700 stores covering about 2 million square feet of retail space.