KHALEEJ TIMES, Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 | Safar 30,1440
Fashion TV set for Dubai expansion
After crafting success
stories in India, Russia and the CIS, Rajan Madhu is set to take his act to
"I have made a detailed study of Dubai's potential
and feel that the infrastructure and other parameters all point to a long and
sustainable business environment," he said.
Madhu, who has the exclusive rights as the master
licensor of all Fashion TV verticals, launched F Bar and Lounge in New Delhi
followed by successful F venues in Mumbai and Chandigarh, creating each as a
centre of very premium parties and events.
F Café has already opened its doors in Jumeirah
Beach Residence, while F Salon has also recently launched a luxury ladies spa
and salon located at Al Wasl road in Jumeirah.
These are the first of the FTV ventures, with
several more in various planning stages.
A new-concept Indian fine dining restaurant was
also opened in the convention centre of the Dubai World Trade Centre. Named
Indus, which is popular for its biryani and kababs, it combines classic and
contemporary Indian cuisine with culture and entertainment.
Madhu's career began in the late-1980s, when he
founded the first modelling agency in Delhi, Kaanam, followed by Poise events
and exhibitions, a company that conceptualises ideas and builds brands. He also
brought the famed Metropolitan Models of Paris to India, which launched super
models like Claudia Schiffer, Eva Herzigova, and Naomi Campbell, among many
Apart from fashionable hospitality, he has
successful business ventures in the exports of multiple pharmaceutical products
to Russia, the CIS and the Middle East. He also owns 98.4 per cent in a pharmacy
retail chain in India. Equally prominent in the field of trade promotions owing
to business relations with the erstwhile USSR, Madhu, with his extensive
experience and contacts, has led several successful exhibitions in the Tashkent
and Almaty regions.
As former president of the India-CIS Chamber of
Commerce, he was instrumental in organising exhibitions, buyer-seller meets,
conferences and fairs in various CIS countries. As recognition for his undying
efforts, he was appointed as chairman of India Section of FICCI's India-Ukraine
Joint Business Council in 2012.