The IFA National Committee on Franchising in Food, Beverages & Hospitality recognizes the critical and important role that this sector plays in serving the economic growth of the country.

Sanjay Coutinho

Mr. Sanjay Coutinho ,
Chairman, IFA National Committee on Franchising
in Food, Beverages & Hospitality and CEO,
Barista Coffee Company Ltd, A lavazza Company.

The terms of reference for the IFA’s National Committee on Franchising in Food, Beverages & Hospitality for 2011-2012 are

  • To create a strong brand visibility for Food & Beverages sector through franchising in India over the next two years.
  • To advocate National council to conduct regular interactions with the Government at the Centre and the State level to highlight the issues and concerns of F&B sector; to recommend to the government, investor and Franchisors
  • To facilitate access to global markets and finance/ Credit for F&B sector.
  • To formulate methods to improve the competitiveness of the F&B sector in India with regard to restructuring, productivity enhancement, increasing exports etc.
  • To assist small and medium enterprises in F&B sector with high potential to invest.
  • To promote the Indian F&B brands in overseas markets and devise strategies to gain access to developed/ developing markets through Franchising.
  • To have a proactive dialogue with the Government to further identify various policy issues that need to be addressed in order to stimulate growth of the F&B sector in India.
  • To professionalize and educate people in the franchise industry through research studies, surveys, meetings, seminars, workshops for F&B sector etc.
  • To liaise with various related organizations, industry associations, financial institutions, government department on matters concerning the industry.
  • To provide the legal information and current statistics on franchising.
  • To make the matchmaking between the foreign franchisors who are eager to enter into Indian market and the potential investors who are interested in purchasing the franchise rights in India for F&B sector.

Committee Members

Mr. Anjan Chatterjee
Vice President, Mainland China Speciality Restaurant Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Ashish Kapur
Managing Director, Yo China Mood Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Gaurav Jain
Director, Sbbaro RTC Restaurants India Ltd.
Mr. G.S .Bhalla
Managing Director, Cocoberry Cocoberry Retail Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Kabir Advani
Managing Director, Bercos Bercos Melody House (Chinese & Thai Restaurant)
Mr. Manpreet Gulri
Country Head, Subway Subway System India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Niren Choudhary,
Managing Director, Yum! Yum Restaurants (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Sameer Kukreja
Managing Director & CEO, Nirula’s Nirula’s Corner House Pvt. Ltd.,
Mr. Vyom Ghai
Managing Director, BUZZ Unit of R.G Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

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