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Damodar Mall


Damodar Mall began his journey in modern retail two decades ago, when he moved from Hindustan Unilever to start his own supermarket, which went on to become the super-successful DMart in the hands of his then co-promoter. His learning continued under the leadership of Kishore Biyani at Big Bazaar and then at Reliance Retail, as the CEO of the supermarket business, one of the largest modern retail businesses in the country today.

Damodar has used his long experience to help both entrepreneur-retailers, several of whom he has mentored, and various retail associations and groups. Damodar is passionate about the potential of modern retail in India, and is a speaker at national and international forums.
Damodar’s first book, Supermarketwala: Secrets to Winning Consumer India, is a bestseller and used as a required reading at some management colleges. Damodar also writes a blog, ‘SupermarketWala’, for Forbes India.

When he’s not being a grocer, Damodar, an engineer from IIT, Mumbai and MBA from IIM, Bangalore, loves to play the keyboard, a passion that he acquired from his two musician sons. Damodar lives with his wife, a novelist, in Mumbai.