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Rahul Singh takes over as new president of the National Restaurant Association of India



NEW DELHI: Rahul Singh, founder and CEO of The Beer Café, has taken over as the new President of the National Restaurant Association of India.

The appointment was made unanimously after Riyaaz Amlani, CEO & MD, Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality resigned from his duties due to health reasons, NRAI said in a statement.

Singh said: “l would like to thank the managing committee members in bestowing the trust in me to carry forward the 35 year legacy of our Association. I will strive to lead the Indian restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, participation and positive perception which advances and safeguards the entrepreneurial spirit. Our collective passion and shared spirit of hospitality will enhance the quality of life that we serve.”

Singh was associated as the joint secretary with the NRAI since 2014.

While signing off from duties, Riyaaz Amlani said: “I am convalescing from a spinal surgery and been advised bed rest for three months at least rendering me unable to fulfil my duties. The restaurant industry has an extremely complex business environment. What this association needs is a highly passionate and motivated President to lead from the front at this crucial juncture for the cause.”

He further mentioned, “I am really proud to announce appointment of Rahul Singh as the new President of the NRAI. With fresh ideas, new enthusiasm and excellent business acumen, Rahul will undoubtedly take the association and its endeavors to new heights.”

Amlani completed a three year term as the President of NRAI this September. He will continue serving on the managing committee.

Pratik Pota, CEO, Jubilant Food Works Ltd which runs Domino’s Pizza India was appointed as an Office Bearer of the restaurant association filling the position of Honorary Joint Secretary.

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