Lalatendu Panda

Sr VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Reliance Retail

Mr. Lalatendu Panda, is the Chief Marketing Officer at Reliance Grocery Retail, India’s largest Retailer with the largest network of retail outlets across the nation.

He holds India’s largest omni-channel portfolio with 3500+ stores of SMART BAZAAR, SMART Superstore, SMART Point, Reliance Fresh, Fresh Signature, FreshPik and JioMart across 1000+ cities.

He launched JioMart in India in a single day across 200+ cities at the peak of the pandemic and made JioMart the No.1 Grocery ecommerce brand by achieving half a million orders/day within 2 months of its launch and 10 million App downloads within 4 weeks of launch.

Just this year, he re-launched India’s largest big box grocery retail format with a fresh kick-start –SMART BAZAAR with 250+ stores launched in record 2 months’ time with massive success.

He is the man behind conceptualising– SMART  and its formats – SMART Superstore & SMART POINT and making them India’s largest Brick & Mortar brand with a staggering 1000+ stores launched in just 3 quarters of 2021. He catapulted the neighbourhood convenience store Reliance Fresh as India’s 2nd Most Trusted Retail brand in India today!

He is regarded as a true blue specialist in successful launch and establishment of world class brands. He is credited for the massive success of SPAR in India.

Mr. Panda is a 1999 batch MBA graduate from the prestigious XIMB, Bhubaneswar & has more than 2 decades of extensive experience in consumer facing businesses & brands in the FMCG and Retail sector.

He is regarded and recognised as a widely celebrated Marketing leader in India. He has received several prestigious awards – the ET Business Leader of Year Award, Visionary Leader Award by Financial Express, Most Influential Marketing Leader Award by World Marketing Congress etc and has been a jury member and a prominent speaker in several marketing summits & conclaves.

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