V-Mart Retail appoints Aakash Moondhra as Chairman, Retail News, ET Retail

V-Mart Retail has announced the appointment of Aakash Moondhra as Chairman of the company. Moondhra is the Global CFO of PayU, a Naspers group company, and continues to remain an Independent Director on the board of VMart. Lalit Agarwal, Managing Director, V-Mart Retail, said, “The appointment of Aakash as the […]

V-Mart Retail has announced the appointment of Aakash Moondhra as Chairman of the company. Moondhra is the Global CFO of PayU, a Naspers group company, and continues to remain an Independent Director on the board of VMart.

Lalit Agarwal, Managing Director, V-Mart Retail, said, “The appointment of Aakash as the chairman will herald a new era of corporate governance in the company. Aakash has been a torchbearer of ethics and governance and this indeed is a big change for a so far promoter-led company which is now embarking on its new charter of growth, ably supported by a deep-rooted professional and independent governance culture.”

Aakash Moondhra, Chairman, V-Mart Retail, said, “I am thankful to the Board for posing the confidence in me and I will try my best to contribute in making VMart an even better organization than it already is and I look forward to this exciting journey together with the fellow board members.”

V-Mart Retail has also announced a strategic change in its leadership structure. The role of Chairman and Managing Director is now being split, with Aakash Moondhra (Independent Director) being designated as Chairman, while Lalit Agarwal would continue in his role as Managing Director.

The purpose behind this role separation is not merely with related compliance, rather, it is to ensure an even better and balanced governance structure and effective guidance to the management, according to a statement.

“In the long run, this diversion of roles would surely benefit all stakeholders in our value chain,” said Agarwal. “It is a key to promote overall Board independence while enabling me to focus even more deeply on driving company growth, value creation for all our shareholders, and day-to-day company management.”

Founded in 2002, V-Mart is an omnichannel retail store chain for the complete family, offering fashion apparel, footwear, home furnishings, general merchandise, and Kirana. Primarily focusing on Tier II and Ill cities, V-Mart is present pan-India with an average store size of 8,000 sq ft. V-Mart has 368 stores in 26 states.

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