Bijou Kurien

Strategy Board Member, L Catterton Asia

Bijou Kurien has about 28 years of experience in Indian Industry. A post graduate in Management, he joined Hindustan Unilever Ltd., as a management trainee in 1981. After a successful stint of 6 years in various capacities in Sales, Marketing and Projects, he joined Titan Industries Ltd., India’s leading manufacturer and marketer of watches and jewellery. He was part of the team which set up Titan.

He also headed the team which established Timex Watches Ltd. in India. During his stint of 19 years with Titan Industries, he held various positions in Sales, Marketing, International operations, Manufacturing etc. When he left in April 2006, he was the COO of the Watch & Clock division of Titan. He joined Reliance Industries in their newly created Retail division and heads the Lifestyle vertical in this retail initiative.

Reliance has embarked on a transformational initiative in the Indian retail industry and has already created a significant impact in the market.