Kishore Biyani resigns as Managing Director of Future Retail

Future group chairman Kishore Biyani has stepped down from the post of Managing Director of Future Retail Ltd.
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Future group chairman Kishore Biyani has stepped down from the post of Managing Director of Future Retail Ltd as part of realignment of the group's business.

On the other hand, Rakesh Biyani has also resigned from the post of Joint Managing Director as well as Director of the company as part of streamline to execute the merger Bharti Retail with the company announced last year.

As per Future Retail, the resignations would be effective from May 1, 2016. However, Kishore Biyani will continue as non executive director of Future Retail Ltd.

In May last year, Future group agreed to merge its retail business with rival Bharti Retail in an all-stock deal worth Rs 750 crore to create one of the biggest supermarket chains with Rs 15,000 crore turnover.

The two-tiered deal also involved merger of their respective retail infrastructure business into Future Retail, thus creating two separate companies -- one the front-end retail and another for infrastructure activities.

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