Mr. RAVI GHAI

Chairman, GRAVISS Group

A Graduate from the School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University USA, Mr. Ravi Ghai moved to Mumbai in 1967 to manage the family businesses. In 1979, he expanded the Kwality ice cream business through a franchise network in India and the Middle East. He continued to build the organization in keeping with the core values of the family heritage and vision. In 1994 he entered into a joint venture with the principals of India’s first QSR brand, Baskin Robbins and Rich Food Corporation, a world leader in non-dairy whip toppings and other food products. Under his leadership, the Nataraj Hotel in Mumbai was reconstructed in 1999 into the Iconic InterContinental Marine Drive, a landmark in Marine Drive, Mumbai.

With over four decades of experience, Mr. Ravi Ghai is a known figure in the Indian hospitality industry and serves on the board of various corporate entities and professional bodies. Apart from being an avid Golfer, he is a passionate horse racing enthusiast and has served as the chairman of the Stewards at the Royal Western India Turf Club.

Mr. Gaurav Ghai

Vice Chairman, GRAVISS Group

The third generation entrepreneur of the Ghai family, Mr. Gaurav Ghai started his first business venture while still a student at the Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics. After taking charge of the family business in 1999, he has successfully expanded the Group's operations pan India, the SAARC region and across the Middle East.

His vision of creating a professionally managed global conglomerate with traditional values of the 70-year-old family business led to the group being rebranded as the Graviss Group in 2001 (a name formed with the initials of every family member).

Under his leadership, the Graviss group expanded the Baskin Robbins franchise across India and SAARC region, Rich’s India is now India's largest non-dairy icings and toppings company, the Group's International foods, dairy and ice cream business is now sold in 11 countries across the Middle East Region, and are soon to be launched in the UK and EU markets.

He conceptualized many firsts: Mayfair Rooms, Mumbai's first stand-alone banquet rooms to offer 5-star facilities, Mumbai's first 5-star luxury boutique hotel, India's first internationally acclaimed terrace bar, the Dome, in 2002. Under his leadership, the Group continues its expansion in the hospitality business, through the development and management of real estate and luxury condos branded 'The Nest'.

Mr. Dalip Sehgal

Director, GRAVISS Group

Dalip Sehgal is an Honours graduate in Economics from the University of Delhi and an MBA, with specialisation in marketing, from FMS, Delhi.

Dalip started his career with Tata in 1980 and joined Hindustan Lever in 1982. In his 25 years with Unilever, he has worked in sales and marketing assignments across various businesses. His roles have included head of sales at a national level, and head of marketing for the personal care business. In April 2000, Dalip was appointed to the Management Committee of HUL as Executive Director, New Ventures.

In 2008, Dalip joined Godrej Hershey Ltd as Managing Director and CEO. He was responsible for running multi-category food and beverages business and launching of the Hershey brand in India.

In 2009, Dalip became Managing Director of Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. In 2011, Dalip was appointed Managing Director of GRAVISS Group.

Dalip is on the board of several companies including Graviss Hospitality Ltd, Safari Industries (India) Ltd, SH Kelkar & Co Ltd, Jephersons Communications Pvt Ltd and Ice Hospitality Pvt Ltd.

Dalip has served as Chairman of the Media Committee of India Society of Advertisers, Member Joint Industry Body (JIB) for TV advertising measurement, Member Rural Committee of ASSOCHAM, Director – Access Development Services, Care India and member of the FMCG Committee of FICCI.

Pankaj Chaturvedi

Executive Director & CEO, GRAVISS Group

Pankaj is a graduate in Hotel Management from Institute of Hotel Management, Dadar Catering College, 1991. He started his career in 1993 as Food & Beverage Manager at Venue – the Restaurant, based in Mumbai. Pankaj joined the group in 2000 as CEO for BaskinRobbins.

Since 2008 Pankaj has been the Ex director / CEO of Rich Graviss in India and a is member of Richs Asia Steering Team. Pankaj has led his team magnificently and has been working closely with Graviss group and Rich product corporation to drive India operations and support capabilities for the implementation of various projects. He was instrumental in setting up a new manufacturing unit at Kala Amb, Himachal Pradesh in November 2011.

Manas Krishnamoorthy

Chief Executive Officer – Hospitality, GRAVISS Group

Manas Krishnamoorthy is Chief Executive Officer–Hospitality for GRAVISS, and General Manager of The InterContinental, Marine Drive, Mumbai. With over 15 years of experience in the hotels industry, Manas has worked with iconic luxury hotel brands like the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, The Imperial, and ITC Luxury Collection. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management, and has done his post-graduate studies at the ITC Management Institute. Prior to his assignment with GRAVISS, Manas was the General Manager of the Radisson Blu, New Delhi.

Mr. Vikram Seth

Director, Finance & Investments, GRAVISS Group

Mr. Vikram Seth, born in 1964, is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has been associated with GRAVISS Group for over 24 years and plays a key role in the overall strategic planning, management, finance, taxation and investment of the Group.

Vikram is the CEO of the Group's International ice cream and foods business and is actively involved in the expansion of the Group’s businesses in the Middle-East and other International markets.

Nisar Premji

Director–Technical, Graviss Hospitality Ltd

Nisar Premji is a capable and committed Food Scientist & Technologist. He has been associated with GRAVISS Group for almost four decades.

Nisar plays a critical role in technical collaboration with the Group’s overseas partners, and in transfer and implementation of technology. He guides and inspires associates to understand, implement, document and maintain Quality Management Systems at all levels in the organisations in order to be able to offer safe, nutritious and standardised quality of food products from GRAVISS Group companies.

Nisar represents the Group companies in Government bodies for Food Standards and Regulatory Compliance.

Amit Jain

Chief Financial Officer

Amit Jain brings with him over 22 years of experience. His main responsibilities include overseeing finance, accounts and secretarial operations, raising resources (from domestic & international markets) and strategic planning. Prior to this he has been associated with B.A.G. Films Limited, Acusign Solutions Limited and the Mukand Group.

Mohit Khattar

Chief Executive Officer - Baskin Robbins

Mohit Khattar started his career with Tata Administrative Service (TAS) in 1991 where he worked with Titan Industries Ltd in Sales & Marketing assignments across brands.

In his career spanning nearly two and half decades, he has held positions of importance and been deeply involved with developing and running several successful programs and initiatives for leading organisations including Titan, Reckitt Benckiser, Tube Investments of India Ltd (T.I.Cycles), Subhiksha and Godrej Industries Ltd.

In his previous stint as CEO and MD for Godrej Natures Basket, he played a key role in positioning and establishing the Natures Basket supermarket chain as a differentiated food retail entity. He grew the brand and its business multi-fold during his nearly 7 years stint (2009-2016) at the helm. Previous to that, as President – Marketing, Pvt label & Telecom for Subhiksha, (between 2006-2009), he was also a key contributor to the growth of the brand’s retail footprint, business and equity in India.

Mohit joined the Graviss group in Jan 2017. He currently also serves as a beachhead advisor to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise apart from being an active member of the retail fraternity in India. His passion and understanding of popular as well as gourmet food & ingredients and his expertise in food retail is well recognised.

He is a Mechanical Engineer and an MBA in Marketing, from FMS, Delhi.

Harsh Varma

Executive Director Hospitality Division

Harsh Varma comes with 28 years of rich experience in the areas of operations, business development, finance, legal and corporate matters across renowned brands and organizations in the hospitality and real estate sectors. He is a certified auditor of the Malcolm Baldridge Award for Organizational Excellence. He has completed a BA (honors) Economics degree from the University of Mumbai and holds an LLB degree in Corporate and Criminal Law from the University of Mumbai along with having a diploma in Hotel Management, Hotel Operations from the Oberoi School of Hotel Management. Harsh has worked with brands like the Oberoi, ASCOTT group, Oakwood International, Dusit International, Bombay Realty and the Lodha Group prior to joining the GRAVISS family.

Sunil Pardal

Director Procurement, GRAVISS Group

An MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Sunil Pardal, has been with GRAVISS Group for over 39 years. He joined Kwality Frozen Foods Pvt Ltd in 1977 as Accounts Executive, and was promoted as General Manager of Kwality Ice Creams in India in 1985.

In 1998 Sunil was made CEO of Rich Kwality Products Pvt Ltd. He led the organisation from infancy till Rich’s became the Market Leader in the Non-Dairy Segment. Rich’s International awarded him the President’s Award (2003) for sustained profitable growth, developing a focused and committed team and for launching Rich’s products range in every nook and corner of India.

Sunil worked as the Executive Director of GRAVISS Foods Pvt Ltd till 2013 and is presently Director Procurement, GRAVISS Group, heading Central Procurement for all the Group companies.

Suresh Srinivasan

Chief People Officer, GRAVISS Group

As Chief People Officer of the GRAVISS Group since October, 2011, Suresh Srinivasan heads HR functions of six Group companies, including Baskin Robbins Ice Creams, Rich Food Products, Pure Ice Creams (Kwality), Sharjah, UAE and InterContinental Mumbai. The job entails strategic support, direction, and organisation development.

Suresh is an astute HR professional with 28 years of hands-on experience in HR Interventions, Development, Personnel Management, Administration, Industrial Relations and Union Negotiations.

Suresh is a Coach trained by CoachU Inc., a Counsellor, a Strategic Advisor and support system to CEOs, a Motivator and Engagement expert.

He is visiting faculty at Business Schools, an expert in Assessment Centers, a trained Psychometric Test Assessor and Counsellor and has all round knowledge in Statutory Requirements and obligations in the manufacturing sector.

Mr. V. P Garg

GRAVISS Group

Mr V. P. Garg joined the Graviss Group in 1977.

After gaining a Bachelors degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi, Mr. Garg went on to study Hotel Management at IHM PUSA, Delhi. He is a member of Fellowship of Hotel Management Institute.

Mr.Garg works closely with the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Graviss Group on several strategic organizational matters.