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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor
Awarded Padma Shri by the President in 2017, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine today. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 200 best-selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards in India and abroad. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 15,000 tried and tested recipes, videos, articles, tips and trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi. Over 5 million fans follow him on Facebook. His business of world class kitchen gadgets, Wonderchef has enabled and continues to empower women, a cause close to his heart.
Anant Ratnakar Gawande
Anant Ratnakar Gawande is the Director of SK Restaurants. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1989 and has over 24 years of experience in the finance industry with a specialisation in leasing and hiring purchase finance, investment banking, portfolio advisory services and general banking services. He has promoted Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Limited and Anfin Investments Private Limited and has been associated with Better Value Leasing and Finance Limited, Vans Information Limited, Brainworks Learning Systems Private Limited and Popular Institute of Art Private Limited in the past. He currently oversees the entire finance operations including budgets and controls of SK Restaurants.
Harsha Ramdas Bhatkal
Harsha Ramdas Bhatkal is the Director of SK Restaurants. He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and has 25 years of experience in publishing and marketing industry. Following this, he worked as a business journalist for Update Magazine and then joined his family owned Popular Prakashan Private Limited as Sales Manager. He took over Value Added News Service, a fledgling business database service and went on to create Vans Information - one of the pioneers in electronic information services in India. He has won several awards, including the Paul Hamlyn scholarship for young Indian publishers and Award for Excellence in Publishing given by the Federation of Indian Publishers to young Indian publishers. He is responsible for brand strategy and overall marketing of SK Restaurants.
Vinayak Gawande
Vinayak Gawande is the Promoter Director of SK Restaurants. He has been the Chairman of Gawande Consultants Pvt Ltd since its inception in 1993 and has over 35 years of experience in Business Management. He currently oversees taxation, legal, compliance and governance related matters of SK Restaurants. He has promoted Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Limited which is the largest gym chain in India and Sri Lanka alongwith others like Better Value Leasing and Finance Ltd, a boutique NBFC, Radhika Hotels Private Limited, Owner of Hotel Vallerina, a 3 star hotel in Khandala and Talwalkars Club Pvt Ltd, a company dedicated to run leisure clubs in India.
Ninad Karpe
Ninad Karpe is the Chairman, Western Region of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organisation. Karpe is also the Director of Aptech Ltd. and has been the MD and CEO of Aptech Ltd. for many years. During his seven year stint at Aptech, Karpe turned around the company and expanded its footprint to 42 emerging countries, with its brands of Arena and Aptech. He has also served CA Technologies as MD covering India and SAARC countries for more than thirteen years. Karpe serves as an independent director on the board of companies like IDBI Bank, BNP Paribas AMC and Savita Oil Technologies Ltd. Earlier in his career, Karpe worked as a consultant, advising companies seeking to invest in India, authored books on taxation and foreign investment in India. He frequently writes for magazines and contributes to management schools by presentations on marketing and business strategy. He has a rare but interesting hobby of home wine-making.