Anurag Katriar to helm National Restaurant Association of India's Mumbai chapter
Anurag Katriar, Executive Director & CEO, deGustibus Hospitality, took over as Chapter Head for Mumbai region for National Restaurant Association (NRAI) of India. His appointment was made following the election of Amit Jatia, Vice Chairman – Westlife Development Ltd. - as the Honorary Secretary of the NRAI.
Welcoming Katriar, Rahul Singh, President, NRAI said, “I am proud to announce appointment of Anurag Katriar as the Head for NRAI’s Mumbai Chapter. Anurag has shown immense commitment for the work NRAI is undertaking in Maharashtra. I am sure, with excellent business acumen and result focused approach, Anurag will bring unprecedented success to the Chapter by leading and resolving pressing issues of the restaurant sector.”
Commenting on his new role as Head of NRAI’s Mumbai Chapter, Anurag Katriar said, “I am extremely honored to take on the responsibilities that come with my existing role at NRAI. The hospitality industry has gone through a very challenging year in 2017 but I see this year being a much better one. Our primary agenda is to actively engage with government authorities to ensure smoother regulations for the industry going forward. Supporting newer restaurateurs of the city with the right guidance is something that’s also high on my agenda for NRAI’s Mumbai Chapter this year.”
Anurag has been part of the industry for over a quarter of a century. He has been with deGustibus Hospitality since 2004 and as the Executive Director & CEO of the Company, he has been spearheading the growth of the Company with successful brands such as Indigo, Indigo Deli, Neel, D:OH!, Tote on theTurf and Moveable Feast. Katriar also recently led the foray of deGustibus Hospitality into the QSR segment with exciting brands such as Indigo Burger Project and Dakshin Rasoi, apart from curating an exciting & upmarket food court called “Eleven Kitchens” at Nariman Point in Mumbai. He was earlier a part of the Management Board of Mars Restaurants Pvt. Ltd., where he played a key role curating and expanding their brand portfolio with Dosa Diner and Roti.
Anurag Katriar was recently appointed as Managing Committee Member at NRAI’s 35th AGM held in September 2017 and now officially takes office as the new Head of NRAI Mumbai Chapter. Jatia spearheaded the NRAI Mumbai Chapter since 2007. He will continue serving on the managing committee as an office bearer.