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Mr Ishwar Chugani
Executive Director, Giordano Fashion LLC, UAE

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Ishwar Chugani is the Executive Director of Giordano Fashions L.L.C. and Giordano Fashions India Pvt., Ltd; heading the group’s business in the Middle East, India, North Africa, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. He is also the executive Director of ETA-STAR Retail Group, which owns and operates world renowned food and beverage brands. Currently, the portfolio includes: Barrio Fiesta, Barista Cafe, Zyng Asian Grill, Copper Chimney, Chai Cafe and Picantina Mexican Kitchen. Chugani began his career in 1979 when he joined the ETA-Ascon-Star Group, to set-up Sindbad’s Wonderland, the region’s first indoor family entertainment centre. In 1993 he negotiated and entered into an exclusive distributorship agreement with Giordano International for the UAE market. Having played an integral role in the growth that Giordano currently enjoys in the region; Chugani has worked tirelessly to successfully expand the business from its original base in the U.A.E to numerous markets around the region. In 2006, he was invited to join Giordano International’s Management Committee, which is fully accountable to the Board for implementing its business strategies and for the day to day operations of the group’s global business. Chugani’s dedication to the brand has helped win several awards, including the ‘Best Service Performance Brand 2008–2009’ by the Department of Economic Development in Dubai, as part of the Dubai Service Excellence Scheme. Today, Giordano operates 150 stores in the region; with expansion plans to reach 200 stores by the end of 2013. Globally the brand operates over 2000 stores. Chugani is a founding member and Director of the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres and has over 30 years retail experience in the region.
2010 Seminar
(24) Opportunities after Financial Crisis in the Middle East Market
Date: 3 December, 2010 (Friday)
Time: 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM