Krish Iyer is the President and CEO, Walmart India since January 2014. A long-term retail professional with global retail experience, he brings significant management and leadership experience to his present role.
Krish has over three decades of rich experience in varied fields such as finance, marketing, retail & general management. In the field of retail, he has gained significant global experience over the last sixteen years in various countries such as Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan and USA in addition to India.
He joined Walmart International as a Senior Vice President in 2012. Prior to this, during his over six years' tenure with A.S. Watson Group, a leading international health, beauty and lifestyle retailer, Krish handled the business in Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand as Country Head & Managing Director. Concurrently, for over 3 years, he served as Regional Director of Store Design and Development for Asia and Eastern Europe.
Prior to that, Krish was Managing Director and CEO of Piramyd Retail Limited. During his 7.5 years tenure, Krish was also CEO of Retail Business of Piramal Enterprises comprising of Shopping Malls, Department Stores, Supermarkets and Entertainment Centres, during this period, he was also a member of several industry associations, notable among them being the role of Founding Member of Retailers Association of India.
Krish is currently a member of National Executive Board of AMCHAM and also the National Advisory council of Enactus India, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. I addition, Krish is also the Chairperson of FICCI Retail & Internal Trade Committee, member of FICCI National Executive Committee, CII committee on MNCs and member of the National Council of Retailers Association of India.
Krish has a Bachelor’s of Commerce (Hons.) degree from the University of Mumbai, India and is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Krish lives in Gurgaon. During leisure, he loves to read and spend time with his family.