5 May, 2008 – Manchester Business School enhances global reputation in retail leadership
A professor at Manchester Business School has picked up two international awards for his contribution and achievements in retail leadership. The Asia Retail Congress has awarded Professor Nitin Sanghavi has been presented with the award for Retail Excellence. His achievements in helping develop India's retail sector have also been recognised.
The Congress, which took place in Mumbai, attracted leading delegates from Asia’s retail industry. Widely recognised as Asi’’s most important global platform to promote world-class retail practices, the focus of the two day conference was to discuss and influence the issues for change.
Professor Sanghavi also gave the opening lecture, speaking about leadership challenges facing the retail sector.
"We are currently seeing unprecedented change in the retail sector and it’s essential that retailers continuously re-align themselves to stay ahead of the game. This requires a new leadership agenda – leaders that can embrace and use change to their advantage as well as organise and optimise the company through its functions and people."
As a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School, Nitin’s presentation exploring India’s rural retail sector was voted best paper at the School’s latest Agribusiness seminar.
Nitin and the MBS Retail Centre have a long-standing relationship with Professor David Bell’s Retail Team at Harvard, with whom Nitin has been working closely for a number of years developing research case studies and joint executive teaching initiatives.
Source: Manchester Business School