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Anurag Katriar to helm NRAI’s Mumbai Chapter

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MUMBAI: Anurag Katriar, Executive Director & CEO, deGustibus Hospitality, took over as Chapter Head for Mumbai region for National Restaurant Association (NRAI) of India today. His appointment was made following election of Amit Jatia, Vice Chairman – Westlife Development Ltd. – as the Honorary Secretary of the NRAI.

Welcoming Katriar, Rahul Singh, President, NRAI said, “I am proud to announce appointment of Anurag Katriar as the Head for NRAI’s Mumbai Chapter. Anurag has shown immense commitment for the work NRAI is undertaking in Maharashtra. I am sure, with excellent business acumen and result focused approach, Anurag will bring unprecedented success to the Chapter by leading and resolving pressing issues of the restaurant sector.

Commenting on his new role as Head of NRAI’s Mumbai Chapter, Anurag Katriar said, “I am extremely honored to take on the responsibilities that come with my existing role at NRAI. The hospitality industry has gone through a very challenging year in 2017 but I see this year being a much better one. Our primary agenda is to actively engage with government authorities to ensure smoother regulations for the industry going forward. Supporting newer restaurateurs of the city with the right guidance is something that’s also high on my agenda for NRAI’s Mumbai Chapter this year.”

Anurag has been part of the industry for over a quarter of a century. He has been with deGustibus Hospitality since 2004 and as the Executive Director & CEO of the Company, he has been spearheading the growth of the Company with successful brands such as Indigo, Indigo Deli, Neel, D:OH!, Tote on theTurf and Moveable Feast. Katriar also recently led the foray of deGustibus Hospitality into the QSR segment with exciting brands such as Indigo Burger Project and Dakshin Rasoi, apart from curating an exciting & upmarket food court called “Eleven Kitchens” at Nariman Point in Mumbai. He was earlier a part of the Management Board of Mars Restaurants Pvt. Ltd., where he played a key role curating and expanding their brand portfolio with Dosa Diner and Roti.

Anurag Katriar was recently appointed as Managing Committee Member at NRAI’s 35th AGM held in September 2017 and now officially takes office as the new Head of NRAI Mumbai Chapter.

Jatia spearheaded the NRAI Mumbai Chapter since 2007. He will continue serving on the managing committee as an office bearer.

About NRAI

National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) is the Voice of the Indian Restaurant Industry. Founded in 1982, it represents 100000+ restaurants, an industry valued INR 3,09,110 crores.

Being the leading association of the Indian restaurant industry, NRAI aspires to promote and strengthen the Indian Food Service Sector. Headquartered in Delhi, the association in its 35th year has a pan India presence with members comprising of restaurants, suppliers and educational institutes associated with it.

NRAI is governed by a committee of members and led by a President and Office Bearers. The committee consists of 35 Restaurant CEOs / Owners representing various national and international brands from the F & B sector. The association works closely with a network of State and City chapter partners in Mumbai, Gurgaon and Bengaluru.

Our Vision

NRAI aspires to lead the Indian Restaurant Industry to greater profitable growth representing interests of members through advocacy, training, research and industry events.

NRAI Aims to

  • Advocate changes in the laws governing the Indian Restaurant Industry at Local, State and Centre levels
  • Provide opportunities to educate members
  • Play a key role in promoting skilling and career opportunities for industry professionals through the Hospitality Sector Skill Council.

About Anurag Katriar, Executive Director and CEO – deGustibus Hospitality

Anurag or AK, as his team fondly refers to him, is the Executive Director & CEO of deGustibus Hospitality Pvt Ltd. He has been at the helm since 2004 and has been actively driving the growth and management of the Company since then.

deGustibus is a company that has always stood for honesty, consistency & profitability, with fundamentals that are very strong. AK’s vision for deGustibus is to make it the most admired F&B company in India and to be one of the first successful Indian F&B companies on a global platform. He also aims to create great value for every stakeholder – from shareholders to employees.

He has always been result-focused and is enthusiastic for the journey ahead with hospitality industry in 2018. He continues to be excited about being in the food industry, as he believes that eating out will never go out of style.

Anurag is also very actively involved with the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) – The Voice of Indian Restaurant Industry and is excited about the new set of responsibilities he has been given with his new role as Head of NRAI’s Mumbai Chapter.

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