Ishi Khosla, Founder
WF was conceived during my stint as head of nutrition at the department of preventive cardiology in Asia's premier cardiac care centre Escorts heart institute. I felt a need to make healthy foods available to public at large without any compromise on taste at affordable prices. On 25 July 2001 we had Dr Naresh Trehan cut the ribbon in a small outfit in South Delhi, and we have not looked back since. It was surely an idea who's time had come! Feel blessed to reach here with support of all those who have encouraged and helped us reach here including our talented team, friends, family and the media without whom this would not have possible. We still have miles to go before we sleep...
Devendra Bhatnagar, Managing Director
Devendra is the Managing Director of Whole Foods India and provides leadership to the management and operations of the Company. He has contributed immensely to the phenomenal growth that the Company has seen since he joined in 2009. He supervises the Company's business, its production facilities and its Retail outlets and Cafes.
Since 2001, Devendra has carved a niche for himself in the Retailing business. He worked with Adidas India for 5 years where he built their retail footwear and apparel business in Delhi from a single store to a multi-store business. Subsequently he managed the retail business for Pepe Jeans and the international high-end brand 'Replay.'
Devendra is trained as a Mariner and has had an illustrious 27 year global career with the Merchant Navy, including 11 years as a Captain. He lives in South Delhi with his 'master chef' wife Himanggi, his 20-something daughter Nehha and Jay and lively Daschounds Coco & Pepper.
CMA Dr. Anil Suneja, General Manager (Finance)& Consultant
Dr. Anil Suneja , a Commerce (Hons) and Law Graduate with Post Graduation in Accounts & Law is dedicated professional with alma mater as Cost Accountant and Company Secretary qualified from The Institute of Cost Accountants of India and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Apart from Doctorate , he is Computer Professional and has vast experience of over 25 years in the field of finance, corporate laws, taxation etc. He worked at very senior positions and acted as auditors. His experience includes the industry in engineering, paper, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, bio matrix, electricity, automobiles, food, packaging etc.
At Whole Foods, Anil handles the Finance and Accounts Department.
Vikas Mahajan, General Manager- Operations (F&B)
Vikas Mahajan is a graduate, a IHM Diploma holder and an MBA with 18 years of hospitality industry experience, shared and spent at brands like- Radisson Hotel, TGIFriday's, Ruby Tuesday, The Great Kebab Factory, Pind Balluchi, Alchemist Group, amongst others. He actively watches and plays cricket.
Vikas heads the cafe presence of Whole Foods and ensures best practices to enhance hospitality and standards.
Prashant Joshi,Corporate Chef & Head of Production
Executive Chef & Production Head - Heads the complete Commissary, Kitchen, Bakery & Gluten Free sections. He is responsible for production, cost control, developing of new products. He is a highly skilled, energetic Chef with over 11 years of progressive experience principally with the Taj Sats Fight Kitchen & the Taj Group.
Praveen Pandey, Manager Quality Assurance & Food Technologist
Drives the quality assurance, training and food safety SOP(s) programs while maintaining compliance to ISO certification. Additionally, he maintains the high integrity of Gluten Free Production Section protocols & testing. He is a M.Sc in Food Science & Technology and certified Internal Auditor for ISO 22000 (Food Safety Management Systems).
Sunil Dhar, Purchase & Warehouse Manager
He is a Senior Manager with a 15 Year accomplished career track in handling Materials function in hospitality Industry & Retail Industry. He has started his career with Old World Hospitality at staff and managerial levels. Past work experience with Bharat Hotels Limited The LaLiT Suri Hospitality Group, Ramada Gurgaon, Metropolitan/NIKKO Hotel, ITC Fortune hotels group and Bona Sera Hotels Ltd. - The WaterFront Shaw Hotel under Lavasa Corporation.
At Whole Foods, Sunil manages procurement and logistics and also, manages a team of self driven members.
Harveer Sahani, Marketing Manager
Harveer comes from a sales and marketing background with over 12 years of experience. in Sales and Marketing , Retail Operations, Team Management and Business Development in the Retail sector.
A team leader and a team builder with proven abilities in augmenting revenues, market shares, launching new products and total retail operation,
At Whole Foods, Harveer conceptualises and implements effective strategies and plans to drive sales, forecasts monthly / annual sales targets and driving sales initiatives to achieve goals in both brand building and bottom line returns.