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After Hours: Pooja Jain Gupta, managing director,, Luxor Group

From Apple, to Uniqlo and Muji are some of her favorite brands

Gupta claims to her iPhone and iPad
Gupta claims to her iPhone and iPad

The Job

What I love most about my business is that it encompasses the whole consumer spectrum. We are an essential part of the everyday life of our consumer — be it a toddler or a senior executive, a mother or a teenager — across all age groups and income levels, irrespective of gender. This motivates us to bring in a lot of innovation, flexibility and growth to the business.

I am a firm believer of high-spirited teamwork, which is evident in the strong foundation of Luxor Group. We are, today, a large consumer brand with a host of foreign brands as associated partners, present in over 90 countries.

The Weekdays

My day starts at 7 am, with yoga or gym for 45 minutes of cardio and weights. After doing my puja rituals in the morning, I hit the office between 10 to 10:30 am. The early morning hours are important for me as that’s when I get to put my thoughts together and prioritise work for the day.

Being responsible for all the operations and activities in the company, I set out a plan to address areas that need my attention. The days are packed with meetings and discussions with the leadership team, understanding the business requirements and coming up with ideas. I also like to go around to various departments in the office throughout the day to meet people. After office hours, I spend time with my family to get charged up for the next day.

The Weekend

I like to listen to music and relax on the weekends. I spend a lot of time searching and researching new ideas and concepts. I like to watch documentaries on wildlife. That apart, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.

The Toys

I cannot live without my iPhone and iPad; they have become absolute essentials now.

The Logos

Some of the brands I love are Apple, Uniqlo and Muji.

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