Relaince Retail is slowly filling its top slots with professionals from Thailand, a country whose retail market once used to resemble India’s. The firm has already hired at least 10 people in key roles — all of them from Thailand’s Tesco Lotus. Around 20-25 more are expected to join in the coming months to run its value formats.
The Thai professionals will be heading key functions such as operations, commercial, IT, supply chain and HR.
Many of these Thai professionals are being hired on the company’s payroll, while others are being brought in on limited-term contracts. Reliance has been in talks with various global retail chains for a strategic partnership.