Lavanya Nalli is on a quest to make her family’s traditional fine-silks business the No. 1 sari destination in the world. “If you think sari, you should think Nalli,” says the 31-year-old vice chairman of Nalli Group of Cos., which sells 1.5 million saris a year. “It should be the most trusted sari advisor.”
To this end, the fifth-generation scion–and the first woman executive–of the $100 million (annual revenue) group is looking to double store count and sales in the next four years.