Being a magnate is not just a matter of size, it’s about the building blocks instilled and mettle of the leader’s core which makes the brand into something that people can seek inspiration from. Micky Jagtiani created an impression that adorns the façade of modern business. Landmark Group, founded in 1973 in Bahrain, today commands a sales volume of $4.7 billion with 1,300 stores in 18 countries – all this subjected to the dreams of a man who once drove taxis through the streets of London.
What started out as a single store has now transformed into a series of them, selling diversified products ranging from fashion to footwear to cosmetics. The group has additional interests in leisure, hotels and electronics. This establishment operates a whole series of international stores, namely New Look, Shoemart, Steve Maden and Kurt Geiger. Meanwhile, he created his own brands like Maxx Fashion, Splash, The Baby Shop and Home Centre. His undertakings employ more than 40,000 people who work in retail space covering more than 20 million square feet.
Micky Jagtiani wants to take his net sales up to $5 billion by 2015, and open 2,000 stores across 20 nations. Such vigour and vision makes him one of Asia’s Most Powerful Leaders.