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Animesh Lodha

CEO, Ruchi Food Plaza Pvt. Ltd.

CA by qualification and a foodie at heart, Animesh Lodha quit a high paying job at Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd very early in his career because of his entrepreneurial spirit and sheer love towards food. His vision is to make Cheelizza “India ka Pizza”; the most preferred pizza chain in India by creating a value for money product for his customers amongst tough competition from other global & domestic peers. All these years, he has continuously reinvented the brand and set new benchmarks for himself and the brand. Today Cheelizza, is one of the fastest growing home grown chain of vegetarian pizzerias in the country with 9 stores across Maharashtra and Gujarat. Animesh’s tireless drive to grow and dynamic rigor is contagious to the people who know him personally.

Animesh is a true desi at heart and believes in living life to the fullest. Besides being a passionate entrepreneur, he is also an avid traveler, an aspiring singer and possesses great spiritual knowledge. His undying commitment towards his work and his strong inclination towards giving back to the society makes him an inspiration for people around him.