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Balachandar R

Co-Chapter Head, Chennai

Director, Junior Kuppanna Kitchens Pvt Ltd

Balachandar R is a retailer for last 24 years having worked with leading brands.

He is currently Partner & Director Junior Kuppanna.

JK is a F&B brand with 60 years legacy specialising in the micro cuisine of Kongu Nadu. We have 48 restaurants across 25 cities in Tamil Nadu and also across l Colombo , Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Bala is a masters in International business from IIFT PSG program and a Dun & Bradstreet gold medallist.  He has been selected as one of the top 100 retail minds of India by CMO Asia and has won other accolades.

He is a council member at Retailers Assn of India (RAI) Chennai and is active in bringing the retail ecosystem together in India.