President & CEO, Walmart India
Krish Iyer is the President and CEO, Walmart India. A long-term retail professional with global retail experience, he brings significant management and leadership experience to his present role.
Krish has over four 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 twenty 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 tenure of over six years with A.S. Watson Group, a leading international health, beauty and lifestyle retailer, Krish oversaw the businesses 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 the Retail Business Group 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.
Currently, Krish is the Chairperson of National Executive Board of AMCHAM India (American Chamber of Commerce in India), Member of Advisory Council of US-India Business Council, Member of Advisory Council of US-India Partnership Forum, Chairperson of FICCI Retail & Internal Trade Committee, Member of FICCI National Executive Committee, Member of CII Committee on MNCs,Member of National Advisory Council of Enactus India and Advisory Council Member of Smile Train India.
Krish has a Bachelor’s in Commerce 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.