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As the voice of the Indian restaurant industry, we represent 100000+ restaurants & an industry valued @ USD 4 billion. Whether a chain or independent restaurant, the NRAI is here to help every step of the way. Join us!

The Team

The NRAI has a very experienced leadership of successful and globally renowned businessmen who care deeply for the progress of this industry and its people.

The leadership team for 2014-16 is:

Office Bearers

President: Riyaaz Amlani (CEO & MD, Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.)

Vice-President: Manpreet Gulri (Development Agent & Country Head, Subway Systems India)

Vice-President: Kabir Advani (Managing Partner, Berco’s)

Secretary: Rahul Singh (Coach & Founder, BTB Marketing Pvt. Ltd.). Chapter head, Gurgaon.

Treasurer: Manpreet Singh (Director, KS Hotels Pvt. Ltd.)

Managing Committee

Ajay Kaul (CEO & Whole-time Director, Jubilant Foodworks Ltd.)

Amit Jatia (Vice-Chairman & CEO, Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.) Chapter head, Mumbai.

Ashish Kothare (CEO, Bell Pepper Hospitality Bengaluru). Chapter head, Bengaluru.

Gaurav Goenka (Director, Mirah Hospitality)

Gaurav Jain (MD, RTC Restaurants India Ltd.)

Jay Singh (Co-founder & ED, JSM Corporation Pvt. Ltd.)

Kabir Advani (Managing Partner, Berco’s)

Manpreet Gulri (Development Agent & Country Head, Subway Systems India)

Manpreet Singh (Director, KS Hotels Pvt. Ltd.)

Monish Gujral (MD, Moti Mahal Deluxe)

Rahul Singh (Coach & Founder, BTB Marketing Pvt. Ltd.)

Riyaaz Amlani (CEO & MD, Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.)

Rohan Jetley (MD, Bistro Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.)

Rohit Aggarwal (Director, Lite Bite Foods)

Sandeep Anand Goyle (CEO, Essex Farms)

Sanjay Coutinho (CEO, Baskin Robbins, South Asia)

Santosh Jindal (Director, Jade Garden Restaurant)

Unnat Varma  (MD, Pizza Hut India Sub-Continent)

Vipin Luthra (Chairman & MD, The Palms Town & Country Club)

Vyoum Ghai (Director, Suribachi & Buzz Restaurant)

Past Presidents

Samir Kuckreja (Founder & CEO, Tasanaya Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.)

Vikram Bakshi (JV Partner & MD, Connaught Plaza Pvt. Ltd.)

Sunil Malhotra (Partner, The Embassy Restaurant)


Ravi Kuckreja (MD, The First Floor Restaurant)

S.M. Shervani (MD, Rodeo Restaurant)

Sunil Lamba (MD, The Kwality Group)

Vikram Bakshi (JV Partner & MD, Connaught Plaza Pvt. Ltd.)

Samir Kuckreja (Founder & CEO, Tasanaya Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.)