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Vikram Bakshi

Chairman, Ascot Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd.

Vikram Bakshi is a recognized business leader in the country, spearheading diverse successful businesses in Real Estate, Hospitality & Retail. He is one of the few entrepreneurs, who led the QSR & Retail revolution in the country. He is a man who has continuously reinvented himself and set new benchmarks in the industry.

Ascot is a fast growing Hospitality and Retail group that was formed in 1995. It is presently developing Service Apartments and Corporate clubs in the country. ‘Savoy Suites’ with 44 keys with all the modern amenities and facilities is already successfully running at Noida, and the new projects are now operational in Greater Noida (58 keys) and Manesar (108 keys), with future projects in the pipeline in various locations spread across North India. Savoy Greens on Highways are other successful project operational at Karnal on NH1, Jabli at NH 21 which houses and runs a successful food court, retail and a motel.

The Company has pioneered three exciting concepts, which offer tremendous growth potential:

Savoy Suites: Stand-alone fully Serviced Apartments
Savoy Greens: Composite wayside facility Motel with a Food Court and Retail
Club Savoy: Corporate club with a Fitness Center, Spa, Conferencing &
Banqueting facilities

Nominated as the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the Retail Category by The Economic Times for two years (2004 & 2005) in succession, Vikram Bakshi’s contribution to the industry has been increasingly recognized in the country.

i. Recognized as ‘The Most Admired Food Professional of the Year’ at The Golden Spoon Awards 2008: The Images Award for Excellence in food retailing

ii. Won the prestigious CII National Food Safety Award for significant achievement in Food Safety Systems in 2010

iii. Admitted as the only Restaurateur in the Hall of Fame by the Federation of Hotels & Restaurants of India (FHRAI) at their 45th convention in 2010.

Mr. Bakshi has contributed immensely to the growth of F & B Retail as well as overall
Retail in India in his various capacities as the:

• JV Partner & Managing Director of McDonald’s India (North & East India) – 1995 – 2019
• Chairman, International Hospitality Fair, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) –2010
• President, National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) 2006-2008
• Chairman, Sub-Committee on Tourism (Northern Region), CII (The Confederation of Indian Industry) 2004 – 2006
• Chairman, CII National Committee on Retailing 2002-2004,
• Chairman, CII Delhi State Council 2003-2004 and
• Chairman, CII Northern Region Committee on Retailing 2001-2002
• Vice-President of the Hotel & Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) 2002-2003
• Council member, CII Northern Region & National Council and member, FHRAI and FICCI

He currently resides in New Delhi with his wife, Mrs. Madhurima Bakshi and three daughters, who are all actively involved in his business.