On 25th January 2019, Retail Interface organized an interactive session with Mr. Arun Singh an alumni from FDDI Noida [PGDRM- Batch04- (2009-11)].

Mr. Arun presently holds the position of Senior Retail Manager (North and East India) for the brand Hush Puppies, BATA India Ltd. He currently handles 72 stores and 20 SIS counters with key retail partners (Central, Shoppers Stop and Lifestyle) across North and East India with key responsibilities of maximizing sales and profitability of current stores and expansion of business through fundamental growth strategies of market penetration, market development, and diversification.

In the course of the session, he shared his experiences about his journey from a small town boy to being Senior Retail head for a brand like Hush Puppies. He also shared his memories as a student at FDDI. During the talk, the speaker Mr. Arun addressed all kind of apprehensions and doubts that the students had about the practicalities of the industry.

He advised students to evaluate themselves to take well-informed decisions about what they are really good at that would direct them towards the avenue of success and prosperity.  He encouraged students to avoid any kind of pressures and directed them to stand by their own decisions and choices after examining themselves conscientiously.

The session was very insightful as the message underlined the importance of achieving your goals with utmost perseverance and stability.