The youngest game changer on our List, Nisha Jagtiani is changing fashion in the Middle East as she drives the future vision for Landmark Group, the region’s largest retail and hospitality conglomerate. She inherited her entrepreneurial ambition from her father, Micky Jagtiani, who founded Landmark alongside his wife, Renuka. Their powerhouse of brands spreads across 20 countries and 2400 stores.
Nisha Jagtiani’s journey began at Splash, Landmark’s trend-setting, fast fashion retailer, where she was mentored by its CEO, Raza Beig. There she envisioned building an innovative and sophisticated high fashion brand, with affordable product lines: ICONIC was born in 2010. In five years, the brand grew to 38 stores in five countries, and won several industry awards, leading Nisha Jagtiani to be recognized as one of the 25 Next Generation Indian business leaders in UAE.
Now her focus is on the strategic vision for one of Landmark’s core businesses, Lifestyle, a department store with 200 locations across the Middle East, Africa, and Pakistan. As Director of the Group, Nisha Jagtiani drives New Business Development, Human Resources, Communications, and CSR. Under her wing, the Group’s programme, Beat Diabetes, touches over 35 million people pan-GCC through year-round initiatives, and has raised over $14 million for Diabetes research, in partnership with the International Diabetes Federation and Al Jalila Foundation.
Passionately supporting Dubai Government’s vision, Nisha Jagtiani serves on the boards of the Dubai Design & Fashion Council, and the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, which in partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and New York’s Parson School of Design, is a fountainhead for regional creative talent.
This is just the beginning for Nisha Jagtiani. She will continue to support innovation in fashion design and government initiatives, while passionately driving Landmark Group’s approach to talent and its continued expansion in the region.