Mr. Samir Kuckreja
President, National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) and Founder & CEO, Tasanaya Hospitality Private Limited
Mr. Samir Kuckreja is the Founder & CEO of Tasanaya Hospitality Private Limited which specialises in advisory/ consultancy work for the hospitality industry and as service provider to the industry both in India and other countries.
He has done a BA in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and a BS in Hotel Administration from Cornell University, USA.
Samir has over 22 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He started his career with the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, USA. He was the Business Development Manager for the Indian Subcontinent with Yum Restaurants in Delhi responsible for setting up over 70 Pizza Hut and KFC restaurants. He was the Joint Managing Director of Mars Hotels & Restaurants in Mumbai for two years and responsible for expanding their hotels, restaurants and cake shops. He was CEO & Managing Director of Nirula’s from June 2006 till April 2012. One of the key achievements was growing the footprint from 35 outlets in two cities to 85 outlets in 8 cities.