Can Manoj Modi fix Reliance’s fashion business?

Amid intensifying competition, the right-hand man of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani is getting his hands dirty to up the conglomerate’s fashion and apparel game.

Manoj Modi is a man on a mission. Viewed as the right-hand man of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and a driving force behind many of the conglomerate’s big moves, Modi is not known to stick around too long after getting a business off the ground. But that seems to have changed lately.

Modi has been spending a disproportionate amount of time on the conglomerate’s apparel and fashion business, a fairly well-established segment, according to a current and a former executive of Reliance Retail, both of whom spoke on condition of anonymity. A key part of Reliance Retail—India’s largest retail …


T Surendar

Surendar helps lead the newsroom at The Morning Context as executive editor. Over the years, Surendar has worked in industries from pharmaceuticals to diamonds, as well as a stint as an equity analyst. In his long career as a business journalist, he has led teams at The Times of India, India Today and Fortune India. He was part of the founding team at Forbes India and interned at and published in The Times, London.

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