R. Subramanian

R. Subramanian is the Managing Director of Subhiksha, one of India

- Born in 1966
- Married to Sri Vidhya


- B.Tech, IIT Madras, 1986
- MBA, IIM, Ahmedababd, 1989


- Started his career at Citigroup but quit after 2 weeks to follow his heart
- Joined Enfield where he worked till 1991
- An innovator and enterpreneur at heart, started Viswapriya, a non-banking finance company in 1991
- At Viswapriya, he was instrumental for many of the innovation like debenture consolidation, asset securitization, IPO financing
- Started Subhiksha in Chennai in 1997 with a modest 1000 sq. ft store at an investment of Rs 4 lakh. His philosophy was simple: provide consumers daily need products at the lowest price
- Today Subhiksha operates more than 1000 stores in 90 cities


- Supermarkets
- Mobile retailing
- Pharmacy retailing


- The first generation entrepreneur in retail Award, South Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), 2008
- Extreme Entrepeneur Award, TiECON, 2008
- Chairman of the India Retail Forum

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