A graduate from Mumbai University, Shibu Philips brings with him over 21 years of experience launching international quick service restaurants and state of the art shopping malls. He is one of the pioneers who transformed the retail arena of the country, with a glittering track record that dates back to the year 2000. One of the main driving forces behind the launch of three of India’s best Shopping Malls, Inorbit Malad Mumbai, Oberoi Mall Mumbai and Lulu Mall Kerala, he is a Level 3 certified Shopping centre Manager from International council of shopping centres – ICSC (USA), receiving professional recognition of the body twice during Maxi 2007 and 2014.
In 2010, he joined Lulu Group to play a key role in the visionary project of the MD of the group, to bring international shopping experiences to Kerala for the first time. Needless to the say, the dream was realised in record time, and Shibu Philips was part of the team that gave life to that vision. Currently he is the Business Head of Lulu Mall, making waves in a market with no prior exposure to international shopping malls, marching ahead by setting one milestone after another. He is also playing a key role in Lulu Mall’s extensive expansion plans to markets like Lucknow, Vizag, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Trivandrum and 12 other cities in India.
Real commitment never goes unrecognized and recognitions came looking for him, wherever he rendered his service. Being adjudged one of the “Most Influential Shopping Centre Professional” in India is just one feather in his cap. Here are some of the achievements accomplished during his tenure at various organisations.
- Mall of the year-2005/2007
- Shopping centre of the year-2005/2006
- Best Looking Mall -2006
- Best Commercial Building-2006
- Retail Destination of the Year-2006
- Best Managed Mall-2007
- Excellence in Mall Management-2007
- Silver Maxi from International Council of Shopping centres-2007
- Developer of the year-2007
- Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year –Metros, Shopping Consumer Insights Awards 2008.
- Emerging Retailer of the Year (Mall) Award, Asia Retail Congress Awards 2008
- Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year – Marketing and Consumer Promotions at the Shopping Consumer Insight Awards 2008
- Most Admired Shopping Centre Developer of the Year at the Shopping Consumer Insight Awards 2009
- Finalist, Maxi Award (USA) 2008
- Asia Shopping Centre Award 2009, Singapore – Community Building Initiatives.
- RETAI PROPERTY OF THE YEAR 10 LAC SQ. FT & ABOVE– SOUTH AT FRANCHISE INDIA ESTATE AWARDS, 2018
- BEST SHOPPING MALL OF THE YEAR – SOUTH AT THE INDIAN RETAIL AWARDS, 2017
- BEST CAMPIAGN ACTIVATION AT TVAF, 2017
- FOOD COURT OF THE CITY AT METROMART, 2017
- SHOPPING MALL OF THE YEAR – SOUTH, ESTATE AWARDS BY FRANCHISE INDIA AWARDS , 2017
- IMAGES MOST ADMIRED SHOPPING CENTRE OF THE YEAR 2017 – SOUTH
- ‘The best loyalty program award’ at the global marketing excellence awards, 2016
- The best in house magazine award at the global marketing excellence awards, 2016
- Shopping centre congress award for the most admired shopping centre of the year south 2016 – Asia Africa retail & shopping centre congress and awards
- Shopping centre of the year south – Indian retail awards 2016
- Images most admired shopping centre of the year south – non metro 2016
- Most admired shopping mall of the year (socially responsible) – Asian shopping mall leadership awards 2014 in Dubai
- Shopping centre of the year (south)- Asia shopping centre and mall awards 2014
- Images most admired shopping centre of the year non metro south 2014
- Best retail marketing campaign of the year online –awards for retail excellence 2014
- Most admired shopping centre of the year non metro south 2014
- Best retail marketing campaign of the year online-awards for retail excellence 2014
- Best CSR initiative of the year 2014 – Indian retail awards
- Images most admired shopping centre design of the year 2013
- Listed as the 7th most successful mall in the country as per knight frank India
- The Indian concrete institute award for the best concrete structure in Kerala 2013
A perfect family man, who loves to spend his free time with his family, he is married to Rosy Shibu who is a homemaker and is blessed with three children, Sowmya Maria Shibu, Sofiya Alphy Shibu and Sarah Rose Shibu.