Rajesh Jain is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Sports And Leisure Apparel
Limited – Lacoste Licensee in India. He has been constantly nurturing the brand since October 2009.
With his persistent efforts and focused vision, he has built and propagated Lacoste in India as a
complete Lifestyle brand, offering unique and original universe for different verticals including
clothing for women, men and children, shoes, leather goods, watches etc. His strong belief in his
own quote, “Top Line, Bottom Line, Growth, Customer Delight and Human Resource Development –
Everything else is merely incidental” has cultivated the brand with firm establishments reaching out
to every major city/ metro of the country today.
From a financial background analyzing and evaluating company strategies to details, Rajesh’s
inclination for retail industry was not a mere milestone but an opportunity to adapt to an industry
which is characterized by ever changing demands and varied preferences. A persona of high
esteemed spirit, Rajesh embraced the retail industry justifying his position as an ethical and process
oriented leader always open to experimentation and taking calculated risks. He possesses wide
ranging knowledge and unique perspective on the retail industry having worked for leading
organizations across the spectrum.
Prior to his position as CEO, Rajesh has served Sports and Leisure Apparel Limited (Lacoste Licensee
in India) as CFO for three years wherein with his steep prophecy he has directed and motivated the
company to achieve desired results. Managing responsibilities that included supervising the financial
risks of the corporation, designing and implementing systems and processes across the board and
empowering people to execute them, Supply Chain, IT, Sourcing and Legal functions, Rajesh has
imbibed the essential values of authenticity, performance and elegance from the brand. As a
gregarious socialite, team cohesive professional, process oriented entrepreneur, he has fostered the
brand with remarkably positive sales growth, strategically implemented marketing campaigns and
pioneering media and financial planning.
Rajesh is a Master of Commerce from the University of Delhi and a Chartered Accountant from the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He obtained his Company Secretary degree from the
Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Born and brought up in Delhi, Rajesh follows an ethical
and aesthetic attitude towards life.