Varun Malhotra

varun malhotra

Head Of Strategy & Business Excellence at Jamal AlGhurair Group

United Arab Emirates

Bio Summary

Over 18 years of experience of driving business success in industries including retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, healthcare, textiles and IT hardware. Leads teams to improve business operations and assists with companies adapting to new market demands. Cultivates and implements strategic plans to align organizational operations to the company’s mission for a more productive environment.

Employment History

Jamal AlGhurair Group

Head Of Strategy & Business Excellence

Jamal AlGhurair Group

November 2020 - present

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Develops a performance management and prioritization framework to support business objectives for all group divisions to drive annual long-term planning. Initiates and incubates key cross-functional projects and new business ...see more

Gulf Marketing Group

Director – Centre Of Excellence & Process Improvements

Gulf Marketing Group

April 2016 - September 2020

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Drove initiatives to improve operational efficiencies, growth, and improved service levels. Developed new competencies through capacity expansion, automation, CX enhancement and new markets. Managed multiple cross-functional ...see more

Landmark Group

Sr. Manager- Process Improvements

Landmark Group

May 2015 - March 2016

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Enhanced retail efficiencies and customer experience across multiple retail industries including fashion, furniture, and big box department stores. Simplified operational workflows by generating use cases, driving process cha ...see more

Goldratt Consulting

Program Director Engagement Manager

Goldratt Consulting

May 2010 - July 2015

New Delhi, Delhi, India

Implemented business strategy models and solutions that delivered exceptional business growth. Oversaw projects across multiple industries including Retail, Consumer Goods, Pharma, and Manufacturing. Led and supported engagem ...see more


Vice President – Strategy Planning & Execution


April 2007 - April 2010


Oversaw business KPI performance, market entry assessments, business planning, and ROI assessments. Led initiatives including Business Scorecards, Shared Service Center, and Productivity Improvements. Scanned and analyzed bus ...see more

Globus Infocom Limited

Regional Manager Sales

Globus Infocom Limited

July 2001 - May 2005

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Led Branch Operations for Western India and responsible for Regional P&L. Scope of responsibility included managing sales across multiple channels: : Distributors, Dealers, Direct sales and Institutional Sales. Additionally r ...see more

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:
India's Largest Fashion Company. 700+ stores. Multiple Retail formats- wholesale, EBO, Store in Store, Franchise. Improving like to like sales and inventory turns with reduced ageing and higher freshness

Industry: Consumer Products

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning


Master's in Business Administration/Management

Institute of Management Technology


Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering

Pune University


Language Skills

Country Experience

India United Arab Emirates



Performance Management,

Business Unit Strategy,

Growth Strategy,

Strategic Planning,

Change & Implementation,

Transformation Management Office,


Monitoring & Evaluation,

Organizational Excellence

Strategy Execution,

Project & Program Management

Transportation, Supply Chain, and Logistics


Data Analysis

Data Analytics


Business Intelligence

Education and Training

Program Management

Industry Experience

Industrial Goods

Machinery and Components


Paper and Packaging,

Building Material