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Ankur Chakraborty

With a degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management, Ankur has 16+ years’ experience in high-impact leadership roles in the Food & Beverages Industry, both as a Chef and as a business leader. He was GM of Tablez food company, UAE, a subsidiary of the retail conglomerate LuLu Group. He was instrumental in driving profitability through sustainable dining concepts and from 2015 grew the portfolio from 3 brands, 90 team strength to almost 35 restaurants across 8 brands with nearly 800 team strength by 2020.

The Tablez portfolio consisted of home-grown concepts were ideated and executed along with identifying new franchise concept and bringing them to the region with successful negotiations and agreements with multiple brands. Ankur also designed and setup up a 20,000 square foot HACCP certified central food processing kitchen for Tablez to optimize cost efficiencies and give structural support and birth to a new world of delivery only cloud kitchen concepts.

Abhishek Joshi

Abhishek is a man of many interests and noteworthy abilities Ina career spanning 18+ years, he's worked with some of the biggest companies in the Finance sector. As a banker, he’s worked with Citi Bank, ABN Amro and Deutsche Bank. He was also a part of a core group that sought to set up India’s first Special Economic Zone - Positra (Pipavav).

Abhishek is passionate about building businesses. He is a partner in an industrial commodity trading firm - Sambal Ventures. As an expression of his varied interests is the co- ‘ownership of Carden Academy, a K-8 school in Silicon Valley rated amongst the Top 5 schools in the Valley.

Abhishek also run mandates from large family offices out of Asia to help them develop their businesses.