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The Team

NRAI Managing Committee comprises the Best restaurant brains in the business with even representation across cities and segments.

Managing Committee 2017-19:

Office Bearers

President: Rahul Singh (Founder & CEO, BTB Marketing Pvt. Ltd. (The Beer Cafe))

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

Honorary Secretary: Amit Jatia (Vice-Chairman & CEO, Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.)

Honorary Joint Secretary: Pratik Pota (CEO, Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd (Domino’s), Chapter Head, Noida

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


AD Singh (Managing Director, Olive Bar & Kitchen Pvt. Ltd.)

Anurag Katriar (Executive Director & CEO, deGustibus Hospitality), Chapter Head, Mumbai

Gauri Devidayal  (Founder, Food Matters India)

Himanshu Mehta (CFO, KFC India)

Kabir Suri (Co-Founder & Director, Azure Hospitality), Chapter Head, Delhi

Kayum Dhanani (Managing Director, Barbeque Nation Hospitality Ltd.)

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

Manu Chandra (Chef Partner, Toast & Tonic, The Fatty Bao & Monkey Bar; & Executive Chef, Olive Beach), Chapter Head, Bengaluru

Mohit Khattar (CEO, Baskin Robbins)

Nitin Saluja (CEO, Sunshine Teahouse (Chaayos)), Chapter Head, Gurgaon

Priyank Sukhija (Chairman, First Fiddle Hospitality)

Rahul Leekha (Director, Coffee by DiBella)

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

Rohan Jetley (CEO, TGI Fridays)

Rohit Aggarwal (Director, Lite Bite Foods Pvt. Ltd.)

Sagar Daryani (CEO, Wow! Momo)

Samir Chopra (Chairman & Founder, CybizCorp (Carls Jr))

Sandeep Anand Goyle (Director, Essex Farms (P) Ltd.)

Santosh Jindal (Director, Jade Garden Restaurants & Resorts Pvt. Ltd.)

Varun Tuli (Managing Director, Yum Yum Cha)

Vyoum Ghai (Director, Royal Eastern Hospitalities (P) Ltd.)

Zorawar Kalra (Founder & Managing Director, Massive Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.)

Special Invitees

Anjan Chatterjee (CEO, Speciality Restaurants Ltd.)
Aseem Grover (Director, Big Chill Cafe)
Sameer Seth (Director, The Bombay Canteen)
Sharad Batra (MD, Batra Brothers (Cafe Delhi Heights))
Thomas Fenn (Partner, Mahabelly)

Past Presidents

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

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.)