Mr R. Sriram
Co-Founder, Next Practice Retail
Sriram’s passion for books was serendipitous and led him to establish various
bookstores – he started with Landmark in Chennai, set up Walden in Hyderabad and
then the Crossword chain. He arranged for the buyout of Crossword by the current owners Shoppers’ Stop Ltd. in 2000 from the initial investors India Book House Ltd.
He stepped down from Crossword in August 2006 and co-founded “Next Practice Retail”, which offers business design, incubation and consulting services for consumer and retail businesses.
Sriram is a passionate advocate of entrepreneurship and was the President of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Mumbai. He is an advisor to Seedfund, the early stage venture fund, and is an Independent Director on the Boards of Camlin Ltd and Camlin Alphakids Ltd.