Executive Vice President & Head, DLF Shopping Malls,
Never afraid to steer away from the beaten path to explore and discover new opportunities, Ms. Pushpa Bector believes that the big opportunities with the power to redefine the constant are not discovered by accident but through the sheer passion and desire to think beyond the obvious. Armed with keen insights and a clear vision, Ms. Bector, Executive Vice President & Head – DLF Shopping Malls is a pioneer of modern Indian retail and has reshaped Indian retail through disruptive innovations and unparalleled experiences. Through the launch of the initial DLF Shopping Malls starting with DLF Promenade a decade ago, Ms. Bector was amongst the first few to introduce the evolved Indian consumer to a retail experience that is not defined by a transactional exchange of good or service but went way beyond to offer a holistic experience matching international standards that kept customers coming back for more.
Through her path breaking endeavours, the use of cutting edge technologies and adoption of global best practices, Ms. Bector continues to redefine retail, recreation and leisure experiences for the evolved Indian consumer. An inspirational leader, Ms. Bector, has successfully galvanised the entire team with her infectious energy and passion to constantly innovate and create new benchmarks. And this has translated in an impeccable track record of sustained growth, customer satisfaction, and innovation for DLF’s retail portfolio under her.
Ms. Bector has mastered the art of balancing innovation with sustainability to ensure that DLF shopping malls do not simply address the needs of today but are well equipped to meet and exceed future expectations across all consumer touch points. She has been adept in marrying her extensive industry knowledge with innovative thinking and data driven insights to create effective strategies that have allowed DLF Shopping Malls’ portfolio to continue to thrive and grow even in the challenging and tumultuous retail environment.
A Harvard Alumni, Pushpa is passionate about music and cinema. While she enjoys her time at the boardroom, she also cherishes quality time spent with her children and family.
A firm believer in pre-empting changes and seizing new opportunities, Ms. Bector has multiple awards to her credit, with ET Now women super achiever in shopping malls sector, being the latest to be added to her list of achievements.
Honours and Awards Received
Ms. Pushpa Bector is currently a prominent member of CII- National Committee of Retail and PHD Chamber of Commerce- Chairperson of Retail.
Ms. Bector has been a recipient of numerous awards and honours. The most prestigious of which was conferred to her by CMO Asia in 2013 following her continuous contributions to the retail and real estate segment. She was honoured with the International Women Leadership Award for her excellence in the retail industry. This award recognised and appreciated the profound role played by Ms. Bector as an exemplary leader, decision maker and executioner, in shaping the future of retail in India.
Pushpa is well-versed in analytics and has successfully shown the power of data to drive results. She was awarded the Most Admired Shopping Centre Professional of the Year at Asia Shopping Centre and Mall Awards 2014. Her keen interest in finance and deep understanding of key industry drivers earned her the prestigious Pathfinder award for the most enterprising CXO in the 8th annual estate awards.