Darshan Mehta is the President and CEO of Reliance Brands Limited (RBL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited.
RBL is the largest player in the premium to luxury fashion and lifestyle space in India, having partnered with brands such as Ermenegildo Zegna, Giorgio Armani, Bottega Veneta, Jimmy Choo, Burberry, Diesel, Canali, Muji…., to name a few. It runs a portfolio of 250+ mono-brand boutiques and an equal number of SIS doors.
Darshan is a Chartered Accountant by profession and started his early career with PwC India. He then spent over two decades with the Lalbhai Group where he held leadership positions at Grey Advertising (part of Lalbhai group before being acquired by WPP), Anagram Stock Broking and finally as the CEO of Arvind Brands Limited where he built a fledgling portfolio of mainstream license brands into a formidable portfolio of international fashion partnerships. In 2007, he left the Lalbhai Group to start RBL.
Outside of work, Darshan is a consistent mid distance runner and an avid Himalayan trekker.