Abhay GuptaFounder & CEO of Luxury Connect & Luxury Connect Business School (LCBS)
Abhay Gupta, a veteran luxury & fashion strategist is the Founder & CEO of Luxury Connect & Luxury Connect Business School (LCBS), India.
Gupta is an engineer by basic profession and has undertaken an executive management course in luxury brand management from SDA Bocconi.
With an experience span of over 25 years in this domain, Mr. Gupta has been involved in the evolution of the fashion and luxury segments right from manufacturing, joint venture factory set-up, franchising, & even skill development + education.
Identifying the very niche luxury talent need gap, he founded India’s first & only luxury business school in 2012.
Mr. Gupta has been acknowledged as an industry leader by Forbes, Economic Times, CNN-IBN, NDTV, Hindustan times etc, where his contributory articles and or quotes are regularly published. Besides, international publications like Forbes, Luxury society, black book, Images fashion, Luxury daily, The Top Tier etc. feature his analysis & reports about the Indian Luxury domain frequently.
A regular speaker at most Luxury Forums, Fondazione Altagama has also recognized his contribution to the growth of Italian luxury industry by his pioneering efforts in India.
Recognized as the 'Luxury retail icon of the year 2012' by Asia retail congress, Gupta has won several awards across India, SEA and GCC regions. Featured in 'India's top 100 most influential men of luxury 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016' for 4 consecutive years in a row, he has also been on the panel of jury members for 'Luxury Lifestyle Awards for Asia. Gupta has been recently acknowledged as 'Most Influential Retail professional & Retail leader across Asia - GCC and Africa: 2016 & 2017' by Asia Retail Congress.
LCBS, in a short span of time has been recognized for its pioneering efforts of developing special talent for the luxury space. Listed in ‘Best B Schools of India – 2014’ by Business World, Higher Education Review has also acknowledged it as the ‘Best Institute of the year 2015’. Career Connect has listed LCBS in the ‘Top 100 B Schools of India 2017’ in its January edition.