Business Planning Manager
Consulted various brands on operational optimization, entry and expansion strategy, start-up advise for FMCG and related projects. Worked with various brands on fund raising and investment advisory with expertise in data modelling. Analytical and managerial experience with ITC Hotels, JLL, IIAS (Institutional Investor Advisory Services). Graduated cum laude from Ashoka University with a major in Economics. Completed the Credentials of Readiness (CORe) at Harvard Business School. ISC, The Doon School.
Shonan has a major in Sociology from Lady Shri Ram college and was a Young India Fellow at Ashoka University. Her passion for culture and food has led her to work on various projects for artisan livelihoods, culture and education. She has worked in communications and creative marketing and is creative and goal oriented. She has previously worked with The Asian Heritage Foundation, Nine Dot Nine Consulting and the cultural wing of the Essar Group.
Network of Consultants
Supply Chain Management Expert
Manoj has 20+ years experience in food industry with Unilever Bestfoods, Yum! Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hit, Taco Bell). Worked in Singapore in Global Supply Chain role; headed supply chain for KFC in UK; Experience in FMCG business in India. Manoj is a Food Supply Chain expert in food processing, logistics & warehousing.
Real Estate Expert
Chef Y.B Mathur
Menu Development and R&D Expert
Was Senior Executive Chef at ITC Ltd and author of the acclaimed “Culinary Economics”. Over 20 years of experience in culinary concept development, culinary product review including professional food tasting, food-led audits. Acknowledged as one of “India’s Most Dynamic Food People in 2013; awarded the Executive Chef of the year in 1994.
Training & Process Expert
Completed her Bachelor of Science specialized in International Hospitality Management from The Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne. She went on to work in Vietnam for 2 years where she set up resorts for Six Senses and then worked in asset management, overseeing 7 leisure assets across Vietnam including GHM and Hyatt properties Ambika is extremely country proud and it is this passion that brought her back to India and co found CAARA. She heads all the back- end support system for CAARA, overseeing the India Operations.