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Amit Jatia elected as Hony Secretary of NRAI Rahul Singh becomes the new Vice President


Amit Jatia, Vice-Chairman & CEO, Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.(McDonald’s- West & South India), has been elected as the new Hony Secretary of National Restaurant Association of India. Rahul Singh, Coach & Founder, BTB Marketing Pvt. Ltd. (The Beer Cafe), who was Hony Secretary in the outgoing Managing Committee, has been elected as Vice President.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of NRAI held in Mumbai also brought in new faces into the Managing Committee. Pratik Pota, CEO, Jubilant Foodworks Ltd., Zorawar Kalra, Managing Director, Massive Restaurants, Priyank Sukhija, Director, Lazeez Affair, Kabir Suri, Director, Azure Hospitality, Varun Tuli, Managing Director, Yum Yum Cha, Nitin Saluja, CEO, Sunshine Teahouse (Chaayos) and Sam Chopra, Chairman, Carls Junior from Delhi /NCR;Anurag Katriar, Executive Director & CEO, Degustibus Hospitality, A D Singh, Director, Olive Bar & Kitchen, Mohit Khattar, CEO, Baskin Robbins, Rahul Leekha, Director, Coffee by Di Bella from Mumbai; and Manu Chandra, Partner, Olive Café South (Current Bengaluru Chapter Head), Kayum Dhanani and Managing Director, Barbeque Nation from Bengaluru have made into the Managing Committee.

Congratulating the new team, Riyaaz Amlani, President of NRAI said, “NRAI wants to work with the Government and authorities as a cohesive unit to promote the Restaurant Industry. Valued at INR 3,09,110 Crores, our industry is the third largest after retail and insurance in the services segment according to the NRAI India Food Services Report 2016. It generates revenue that is 1.6 times of Indian railways and two times the size of IT industry and contributes over 2.1% to the G.D.P. of India, and provides employment to over 6 Million Indians.There is a very urgent need that they take note of its socio-economic impact, place it on the high priority sector list and bring in the required reliefs in order to unleash the true potential of this promising sector.”

Source: Hospitality Biz India

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