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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 2019-21:

Office Bearers

President: Anurag Katriar (Executive Director & CEO, deGustibus Hospitality)

Vice-President: Kabir Suri (Co-Founder & Director, Azure Hospitality)

Honorary Secretary: Pratik Pota (CEO, Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd (Domino’s)

Honorary Jt. Secretary: Nitin Saluja (Founder, Chaayos)

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


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

Aditya Ladsaria (Co-Founder & Director, ALP Retail Pvt. Ltd.)

Amit Arora (CEO & MD, Buddy Retail Pvt. Ltd.)

Amit Roy (Partner, Shilton Hospitality)

Aseem Grover (Director, Big Chill Cafe)

Gauri Devidayal  (Partner, Food Matters India)

Kabir Advani (Managing Partner, Berco’s Restaurant)

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

Pranav Rungta (Director, Mint Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.)

Priyank Sukhija (Chairman, First Fiddle Hospitality)

Rachel Goenka (Founder & CEO, The Chocolate Spoon Company)

Rahul Kumar (Managing Director & CEO, Red Mango India)

Rahul Leekha (Director, Coffee by DiBella)

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

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

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

Sagar Daryani (CEO, Wow! Momo), Chapter Head, Kolkata

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

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

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

Sharad Batra (MD, Batra Brothers (Cafe Delhi Heights))

Thomas Fenn (Partner, Mahabelly)

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

Himanshu Mehta (CFO, KFC India)
Karan Tanna (Founder, Yellow Tie Hospitality)
Nishit Pandey (Senior Director – Alliance and Corporate Affairs, Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.)
Rahul Agrawal (President, Barbeque Nation)

Past Presidents

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

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

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

Vikram Bakshi (Chairman, Ascot Hotels & Resorts 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 (Chairman, Ascot Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd.

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

Youth Committee

Committee Head: Karan Tanna (Founder, Yellow Tie Hospitality)

Head – Kitchens & Social Media: Saransh Goila (Founder, Goila Butter Chicken)

Head – Mentorship: Animesh Lodha (CEO, Ruchi Food Plaza Pvt. Ltd.)

Head- Skill Development: Prasad Mehta (Co-Founder, NPM Foods LLP)

Head- Sustainability & CSR: Shraddha Bhansali (CEO & Co-Founder, Pride of Lions Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.)

Head- Social Media, Content and Marketing: Pawan Shahri (Managing Partner, Chrome Communications & Media India LLP)