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The Board

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...

 

Gagan Khosla, Founder & Chairman

Gagan, along with his wife Ishi founded Whole Foods India in 2001 and has been the force behind the rapid growth of the company as the premier health foods company in the NCR. Gagan provides the strategic direction to the business of the company. Gagan is a Chartered Accountant by education with expertise in financial services, strategic planning, banking, corporate law and finance. 

In 1985, his spirit of entrepreneurship led him to set-up Capital Trust Limited (CTL), one of the earliest finance and leasing companies with a global presence that included the representation of several leading International banks including Bankgesellschaft Berlin AG (Germany), Gruppo Arca Nordest Banks (Italy), BancoSabadell (Spain), Commonwealth Bank (Australia), Royal Bank (Canada), Bank of Austria and The National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia) . CTL also established DBS Capital Trust Securities India Pvt. Ltd., as a Joint Venture Company with DBS Bank, Singapore. From 1991 to 2001, Gagan was the Managing Director of CT Cotton Yarn Ltd., a public listed company.

 

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.

 

 Vivek Jetley, Non Executive Director

Vivek is the CEO & MD of Urbana Health, which provides Business Advisory Services in Asia and India, focused on strategic and financial issues in the area of Healthcare. He has had a successful track record in several leadership roles – CFO, Managing Director & CEO of Max India Ltd., a multi business conglomerate; Head of Business Development at Parkway Health (now IHH Healthcare), Asia’s largest healthcare group and Country Manager at Avenue Capital Group, a large Private Equity Fund in Asia.

Currently, he works with leading healthcare players, strategic and private equity Investors and corporations in developing investment opportunities, project management and revenue enhancement. He also leads investments into early stage and exceptional business opportunities by partnering with reputed investors and healthcare operators.

 

The Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gagan Khosla, Founder & Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Devendra Bhatnagar, Managing Director 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vivek Jetley, Non Executive Director

 

CMA Dr. Anil Suneja, General Manager (Finance)

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 , Executive Pastry Chef Production Manager (Bakery & Patisserie)

Executive Pastry Chef & Production Head - Bakery & Gluten Free, heads the WholeFoods commissary Bakery & Gluten Free section and is responsible for production, cost control, test production of new products and delivering on Third Party contracts. He is a highly skilled,
energetic Pastry Chef with over 11 years of progressive experience principally with the Taj Sats Flight Kitchen & the Taj Group.

 


Vaibhav Bajaj, Executive Chef
Production Manager (Main Kitchen

Executive Chef & Production Head – Kitchen, is responsible for all aspects of Whole Foods Kitchen commissary including monitoring food production, cost control, menu designing and implementation of best industry practices. He also ensures compliance with WholeFoods food philosophy and stated objectives. An enthusiast and skilled culinary professional, he has over 10 years of progressive experience principally with the Taj Group.

 

 Mudit Saraswat, Quality Assurance Manager & Food Technologist

Mudit Saraswat, Quality Assurance Manager & 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 B.Tech in Biotechnology from Amity University, New Delhi in year 2009 & a Post Graduate Diploma in regulatory affairs from BII, Noida. In addition, he is a Certified Internal auditor as per NABL and has undergone BRC certified HACCP training.

         

 

 

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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