Manoj has over thirty years of work experience, has headed organizations forthe last twenty years, with expertise in retail and distribution, manufacturing, andentrepreneurship. Manoj is a practitioner-scholar who educates and developssenior managers for top management roles. He currently teaches ExecutiveEducation Programs for Retail, Lifestyle and Luxury Brands at New York Instituteof Management.
Manoj was until recently Chief Strategy Officer for Apparel Group, a diversifiedretail company based in Dubai where he engaged with over fifty global brandsdeveloping growth strategies for the region, and for some brands in the Far East. More recently (2005-13) he was Executive Director of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Est. for SME Development (MBRE) in Dubai, a Government of Dubai organization that catalyzes entrepreneurship by providing funds and business incubation.Between 2001 to 2004 he taught MBA students at the Weatherhead School of Business, Case Western Reserve University, USA, where he honed his teaching skills.
During 1996-2001 he was Dy CEO of Jashanmal National Co. (JNC), a $75 m GCC retail and distribution company. Prior Dubai in India, as CEO, he started TheWaterbase Ltd., a company he listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange.
Over the last fifteen years Manoj has taught and facilitated executive education programs for middle to senior management for retail and retail-related services organizations.
Manoj is a Mechanical Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, anMBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and has a Doctoratefrom Weatherhead School of Business, Case Western Reserve University, USA.