Sima Ved

Vice-Chairperson, Apparel Group

Belonging to a distinguished family of business oriented people, Sima Ved, spent her formative years under the eye of her retail tycoon father – Mr. Lal Ganwani, owner of Lal’s Group and later joined the family business. A management graduate from Kings College London, her entry into the corporate world began with working at Lamcy Plaza which provided her the experience and acumen to start her own retail business with her husband Nilesh Ved. Today, as Vice Chairperson of the multi-million dollar Apparel Group, a global fashion and lifestyle powerhouse which boasts of having 75+ international brands and over 1750 stores across 14 countries, Sima has broken the proverbial glass ceiling to emerge as one of the most inspiring female business leaders in this region. Over the years, Sima pursued her many passions with zest. Be it as a journalist early on or having her own lifestyle TV show (Hi Tea with Sima Ved), Sima has always strived to get ahead of the curve. She is also a strong believer in giving back and has made significant contributions to several causes to empower the underprivileged. In 2016, Sima was presented with The Global Gift Philantropreneur Award by none other than Eva Longoria for her outstanding involvement and dedication to making a difference at an international level. Her go-getter attitude is definitely a testament to her success.