India’s Luxury Industry, IIM Ahmedabad And SRK – Ken’s All India Podio With Manishi Sanwal, MD, DFS India

All India Podio begins with a super interesting (and glamorous) interview with Manishi Sanwal, MD of DFS India (LinkedIn Profile) and one of the most important men in the Indian luxury industry. He has previously been the head of Tag Heuer for China, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan and is an alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad. Amazingly, Manishi is the son of a teacher in the small town of Kotdwar in Uttaranchal (then Uttar Pradesh) for whom sneakers were a luxury in his school days. To go from there to being one of India’s leading luxury marketeers is a story we could all learn something from. Here it is in his own words.



Ken : How did you go from being a bright kid in Kotdwar to becoming the Managing Director of DFS India. Share your story with our listeners.


Ken : What advice do you have for young people in India today ? Say our kids or employees and youngsters who ask you for ‘gyan’ on what they should do.



Ken : What is it like to work with Shah Rukh Khan ?  Given that you have a professional relationship with him for over 15 years now. Tell us about the Badshah of Bollywood and add a sprinkling of glamour to our podcast

That’s all for the inaugural edition of All India Podio. It’s a wrap.




About the Interviewer:


Kenneth is an alumnus of IIM-A (Cultural Secretary, 1998-2000 batch). Prior to his management degree, Ken graduated in Mechanical Engineering from NITK, Suratkal (formerly KREC) in 1998. Kenneth is an Army kid who did his schooling in 9 different cities across India. He is extremely passionate about technology, test cricket and financial markets. View all posts by Kenneth Serrao