11th Global Supply Chain and Logistics Summit, Dubai
21st November 2018
Annual Industry Networking and Dinner
20th March 2019



Manoj Nakra

Manoj Nakra
Director - Strategy, Apparel Group, UAE

Manoj has over thirty five years of work experience, has headed organizations for the last twenty years, with expertise in manufacturing, retail and distribution, and entrepreneurship. He is presently Chief Strategy Officer for Apparel Group,a diversified retail company based in Dubai. More recently (2005-13) hewas Executive Director of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Est. for SME Development (MBRE) in Dubai, a Government of Dubai organization that catalyzes entrepreneurship by providing funding and business incubation. In 2004 he established SmartGlobal, a specialized executive education company. In Dubai during 1996-2001 he was DyCEO of Jashanmal National Co. (JNC), a $75 m GCC retail and distribution company.Before Dubai in India, as CEO, he started The Waterbase Ltd., a company he took public.

Manoj is an occasional teacher, currently co-teaches Executive Education programs for Lifestyle and Luxury brands.He has taught strategy to MBA students at Case (2001-04).


He is currently engaged in seed capital investing and advisory boards of innovative startups. His book ‘Entrepreneur Journeys: The Crafting of Business’ is slated for release by March 2017.


Manoj is a Mechanical Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and a doctorate from Weatherhead School of Business, Case Western Reserve University, USA.


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