| | OCTOBER 20239ADITYA BIRLA FASHION & RETAIL LTD (ABFRL) INTENDS TO EXPAND ITS RETAIL FOOTPRINT IN THE MIDDLE EAST BY OPENING SEVERAL NEW EXCLUSIVE BRAND OUTLETS (EBOS) OF ITS BRANDS IN THE NEAR FUTURE,IN FOCUSUNITEDLEX NAMES TECHNOLOGY VETERAN, JAMES SCHELLHASE, AS CEOADITYA BIRLA TO SET ITS RETAIL FOOTPRINT IN THE UAE REGIONLouis Philippe, a premium menswear brand owned by the Aditya Birla Group, has expanded into the Middle East with the inauguration of its newest store in the United Arab Emirates.Furthermore, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail (ABFRL) intends to expand its retail footprint in the Middle East by opening several new Exclusive Brand Outlets (EBOs) of its brands in the near future, according to Jacob John, the company's President for Premium Brands. Its 2,000-square-foot EBO store offers a diverse selection of formal and semi-formal apparel and accessories that capture the essence of beautiful attire. As per John, This is a significant achievement for the organization. "We are convinced that the brand will create an equally powerful impression in the UAE as the state boasts numerous promising shopping destinations, and we are excited about our growth prospects here."In the near future, we plan to increase our retail footprint by launching several additional Exclusive Brand Outlets of our brands throughout the Middle East," he said.Brands such as Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly, and Peter England are part of ABFRL, which is part of the Aditya Birla Group. The Aditya Birla Group is a Fortune 500 Indian multinational corporation headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The organization has a presence in 36 countries. As of 2022, the company's sales is approximately $60 billion, with global operations accounting for more than half of its revenue. UnitedLex, a leading data and professional services firm specialized in litigation, intellectual property, contracts, compliance, and legal operations announced the appointment of James Schellhase as CEO, the company's second CEO since its inception in 2006. Dan Reed, the company's founder and current CEO, will take over as Chairman of the Board of Directors, following Rodney Rogers. This new leadership adds to the company's already industry-leading approach to legal modernization and will expedite the company's capacity to deliver proven benefit to its global clients."Expanding UnitedLex leadership into a collaborative unit of Chairman and CEO will bring fresh energy to fuel strategic moves and intensify focus on client advocacy in an entirely differentiated way," said Reed. "I look forward to being out in the market even more, co-creating, refining, and expanding solutions hand-in-hand with the general counsel community."Schellhase is a seasoned technology executive and operational leader with a proven track record of bringing to market data solutions that assist clients in mitigating risk, increasing efficiency, and increasing profitability. He joins UnitedLex from Breakwater Solutions, where he was also CEO. He formerly served as the Executive Chairman of McCarthyFinch and the CEO of DiscoverReady, following a decade in different top positions at IBM. His belief that data is a strategic business enabler, combined with his entrepreneurial drive, is consistent with UnitedLex's aim to empower legal stakeholders through modern service delivery based on practical, trusted AI capabilities and legal experience.
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