On today’s episode of The Brand Called You, we have with us a professional from the real estate field, Mr. Ajay Nayar. Ajay is the Founder of Freeman’s, world’s largest manufacturer of tape measures. He is also the Founder of Silver Arc Mall which is a premium mall in Ludhiana. Ajay and Ashutosh engage in a gripping conversation around the real estate business and the process of setting up a mall. Ajay shares the three key milestones of his life. He further talks about Freeman’s tape and the work he has done with the company. He also shares the challenges faced by the company and what it takes to be one of the world’s largest manufacturers. While on the subject of his career in the real estate business, Ajay enlightens the audience with the basics of setting up a mall. And what it takes to build a strong brand. They discuss the impact of e-commerce on malls, importance of food courts, the functioning and management of malls etc. Ajay shares his success mantra and leadership style. He believes that with adequate hard work, nobody can stop you from achieving your goals! Tune into The Brand Called You for more motivational content!
Ajay Nayar, CEO, Freemans & Founder, SilverArc Mall
Ajay Nayar, the man behind giving city of Ludhiana a destination for Retail, Lifestyle and Entertainment was born in Ludhiana, Punjab, the town known for its entrepreneurial spirit. He did his Masters in Management from University of Kent a Canterbury (UK). In 1988, he came back and joined his family business of manufacturing measuring tapes and tools. The business was well established in India and Europe under the renowned brand FREEMANS, and he initiated the exports to the other parts of the world which included the Middle East, South Africa, East Europe, USA, Latin and South America. Mr. Nayar realized an early opportunity to build a Premium shopping destination to cater to the hunger of Ludhiana shopaholics who back then used to go to Delhi for shopping of International Premium brands. After a lot of brain storming and efforts to give Ludhiana city a True Shopping destination and a world class experience, Mr. Nayar in June, 2012 came up with SilverArc Mall which immediately became a huge success due to its zoned environment and rich experience.