Another Mechanical Engineer from BITS, Pilani has been making news recently – and in an entirely different sector of achievement. Gunender Kapur who is also a graduate from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, established himself as a leading retail and consumer executive and on February 2, 2010. TPG Capital, the global private investment firm, announced their association with him. Serving in a senior advisory capacity, Mr. Kapur today assists TPG in focusing on investment strategies in the consumer and retail sectors in India.
He started his career as a Management Trainee with Hindustan Unilever and soon became the Executive Director, Foods and Senior Vice President, Foods - South Asia Region. Starting in the year 2004, Kapur served as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Unilever Nigeria Plc till he joined Reliance Retail in 2006. At Reliance Retail Ltd, he most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Food & Grocery Division.