Our leaders bring positive energy to our workplace, and create great results together with their teams. They lead by example, always driven by our values and our ambition to make our people and business grow.

Leadership Team

Viraj Didwania

Chairman and Managing Director

Viraj Didwania holds a Graduate Degree with dual majors in Commerce from the Business School and Economics from the University of Virginia. He has a vast experience in investment banking, M&A transactions and capital raising activities. Viraj is also the promoter of Foresight Bullion India Private Limited operating in silver wholesale trading business in India.

Mahesh Shah

Chief Executive Officer

Mahesh Shah has more than 25 years of industry experience having worked in leadership positions across organisations like Landmark Group- Homecentre, NIlkamal Plastics – At Home and VIP Industries. He is one of the founding members of Hometown. He holds an engineering degree from VJTI and holds a Masters Degree in Management from SP Jain Institute of Management.

Venugopal B

Chief Operations Officer

Venugopal B has over 25 years of Sales and Operations experience in key leadership positions at VIP industries, Damro Exports and Houseful International Ltd. He is one of the founding members of Hometown. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from School of Management- Annamalai University, Tamilnadu.

Harish Parasuram

Chief Financial Officer

Harish Parasuram has 17 years of experience in FMCG and Insurance Broking Industries having handled various roles in Corporate and Management Accounting, Strategic Business Planning, Internal Audit & Risk Management, Treasury and Taxation. He is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and worked in key positions at Godrej Industries and Marico Ltd. He was involved with strategic roles in Insurance and Broking Industry before he joined Praxis Home Retail Ltd.

Medha Tawde

Chief Marketing Officer

Medha Tawde had around 17 years of varied marketing experience across F& B , Retail, Real Estate and Publishing. Her experience includes Burger King India, Tata Trent, Mahindra Group, Business World where she held key roles in Marketing and Consumer functions before she joined Praxis Home Retail Ltd. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies from NMIMS. She is an IIM-Calcutta alumni with an Advanced Program in Strategic Marketing.