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29-30, 2013

Mr. Gaurav Ahuja
COO, Red Ginger Hospitality

An IIT -IIM graduate with interests as diverse as mountaineering and event management after having worked with the Global Markets Group at Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore co- founded Red Ginger Hospitality India Ltd alongwith his wife Neha Ahuja in 2007. He left his cushy job to do something he was passionate about- having a Restaurant of his own. Organised Retail had just started to grow in the country in 2007 and Gaurav could clearly sense the huge opportunity that it posed as there was no national restaurant brand in India.

Gaurav has been able to craft a very seasoned senior management team at Red Ginger Hospitality, which is making waves in the hospitality industry in India. His chain of restaurants is spread across 10 cities in India including Hyderabad,Mumbai,Pune,Kanpur,Patna etc serves more than 100,000 meals every month and employs 450+ people.

Red Ginger’s flagship brand "Mad About China" won the "Images Coca Cola Golden Spoon Award 2012 for the most admired quick service restaurant chain of India".

Gaurav is a prominent and regular speaker at India Retail Forum, Asia Retail Congress, India Shopping Center Forum, Franchising Expos and serves as an Advisory Board member of the Asia Retail Congress. Known for his participative style of leadership. his story has been covered as one of the 25 stories of IIML Entrepreneurs in the book "The Fresh Brew-Chronicles of Freedom", which is now a bestseller on

A "CNBC TV 18 YOUNG TURK", Gaurav has recently been awarded as "One of the most inspiring entrepreneurs of recent times" by IIM Lucknow. His company Red Ginger Hospitality India Limited has been rated as India’s fastest growing Quick Service Restaurant chain by CNBC TV18.-India’s leading business channel.



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