Top E-Commerce & Retail Leaders You Should Know

Nov 02, 2022

There is no doubt that e-commerce and retail are booming industries. Year after year, more and more people are shopping online and spending their hard-earned dollars in brick-and-mortar stores.

As much as it is an exciting time to be in either industry, it can also be extremely daunting for players to navigate the increasingly competitive landscape. With so many options, it is hard to know whom to trust and what decisions to make. 

With this in mind, we have put together a list of top e-commerce and retail leaders you should know about and draw inspiration from. These are people and brands that have set the standard in their fields and continue to innovate and lead the way. Check them out below!

#1 Apoorva Kumar, Group Chief Operating Officer @ Jumia Group

A graduate of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Apoorva Kumar launched his career as an intern with Avaya, where he studied market trends. His journey with Jumia started in Nigeria, and since then he has managed a spectrum of roles in the company, such as setting a supply chain across the Jumia countries and acting CEO of Jumia Egypt from 2017 to 2019. While building supply chain infrastructure of Jumia, Apoorva has pioneered several innovations like 3PL marketplace ecosystem in Africa, Distributed Pick up stations across truck routes, 15 Min Grocery delivery, Drone delivery, international rail route to Africa from China. 

“At the beginning of our journey, 10 years ago, logistics infrastructure was one of the most challenging aspects of our operating environment. This challenge was a catalyst for us to build an unparalleled logistics platform in Africa offering our sellers and consumers reliable, convenient and cost-effective delivery services. Today, we are helping other businesses overcome these infrastructure challenges by giving them access to our logistics platform.”

#2 Atul Shivnani, General Manager @ Body Shop India

With more than 13 years of experience across technology firms, digital agencies and retail brands, Atul Shivnani brings in a unique perspective to marketing & business challenges.

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