Virag Joshi is the Whole-time Director (President & Chief Executive Officer) of our Company. He holds diploma course in Hotel Management and Catering from State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He has been a key strategist in expansion of Pizza Hut, KFC, Costa Coffee outlets from a small base of five restaurants in 2002 to 600 plus outlets in last 19 years. He has been earlier associated with Indian Hotels Company Limited, Milkfood Limited, Domino’s Pizza India Limited and Priya Village Roadshow Limited. He has been a Director on our Board since November 10, 2004.
Manish Dawar is the Whole-time Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce with Honours from the Panjab University, Chandigarh and is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has wide experience in various industry domains and across various geographies in the world. He has worked in various corporate setups including Reebok India, Reckitt Benckiser, Vedanta, DEN Networks Limited and Vodafone India Limited. He has been a Director on our Board since February 17, 2021.
Rajat Luthra is the chief executive officer of the KFC business of our Company. He has been associated with our Company since November 7, 2011. He has completed his graduation in arts from the University of Delhi and a diploma in hotel management from the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, New Delhi. He also holds a postgraduate certificate in business management from XLRI. Previously, he has been associated with Hindustan Lever Limited, Barista Coffee Company Limited, Celio* Future Fashion Limited. Domino’s Pizza India Limited, Essar Telecom Retail Limited, Quality Inns India Private Limited, Sterling Catering Services, and The Mobilestore Limited.
Amitabh Negi is the CEO- Pizza Hut Business of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Jammu and has completed the senior management programme from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has also completed a senior management programme from the Indian Institute of Management, Indore. Previously, he has been associated with Specialty Restaurants Private Limited, Dominos Pizza India Limited, PICK ‘N’ EAT Ltd., Dodsal Corporation Pvt. Ltd., Amalgamated Holdings Ltd., Surge Enterprise Private Limited, Sbarro Restaurants (India) Limited, and Yum.