About Us

S amir Kuckreja, Founder and CEO of Tasanaya has 29 years of operations, strategy and leadership experience in the Food Service & Hospitality Industry.

  • Past Trustee and President, National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), the apex body of Independent & Chain Restaurants in India
  • Founder member and Governing Body Member, Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council, India. The Council works closely with the Ministry of Skill Development and National Skill Development Corporation, Government of India
  • CEO & MD of Nirula’s Corner House Pvt. Ltd. from 2006-12. Co-investor with Navis Capital in Nirula’s (leading Indian QSR chain at the time); grew Nirula’s from 35 outlets in 2 cities to 85 outlets in 8 cities
  • Joint MD of MARS Hotels & Restaurants in Mumbai, India from 2004 to 2006. Company operated diverse F&B Concepts and boutique Hotels in Mumbai , Pune and Bangalore

  • Joint MD of MARS Hotels & Restaurants in Mumbai, India from 2004 to 2006. Company operated diverse F&B Concepts and boutique Hotels in Mumbai , Pune and Bangalore
  • Set up over 100 Pizza Hut & KFC restaurants in India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius & Bangladesh for Yum Restaurants from 2001 to 2004 as Manager Development Indian Sub Continent
  • Strong relationships with prominent family offices, HNI investors, domestic and international PE & VC funds
  • Invited as Industry Expert by leading international consulting networks- GLG, Coleman Research & Alpha Sights. Consulted for investment firms and chaired round table conferences
  • BS, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Cornell University; BA Economic Honors, St. Stephens College, Delhi University; ISC The Doon School, Dehradun

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