Divya Aggarwal Appointed Chief Growth Officer by Impresario: Elevating Brands and Expanding Horizons

Divya Aggarwal Appointed Chief Growth Officer by Impresario: Elevating Brands and Expanding Horizons

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Published on October 16, 2023

Impresario Entertainment and Hospitality recently welcomed Divya Aggarwal as its Chief Growth Officer. This significant appointment reflects Impresario's commitment to advancing its brands and expanding its presence. Divya, with a remarkable career spanning esteemed organizations, brings a wealth of expertise to this new role.

Divya's career began at IMRB International, where she honed her skills before joining Nestlé. At Nestlé, she took on the responsibility of managing renowned brands like Nescafé, Maggi, and Cerelac. Her journey then led her to work with iconic global brands such as Disney Star and Jubilant FoodWorks, where she played a pivotal role in launching Popeyes in the Indian market. She also made valuable contributions during her time at X (formerly Twitter).

Additionally, Divya ventured into entrepreneurship with The Green Snack Co., demonstrating her entrepreneurial spirit. Her association with Impresario began in 2019 when she served as the Head of Marketing, laying the foundation for her ongoing journey with the organization.

In her current role as Chief Growth Officer, Divya will take the lead in shaping Impresario's marketing and communication strategies. Her focus will encompass all of Impresario's well-known brands, including SOCIAL, antiSOCIAL, Smoke House Deli, BOSS Burger, Lucknowee, Slink & Bardot, and Prithvi Café.

Expressing her enthusiasm for this new position, Divya Aggarwal noted, “I feel grateful and privileged to lead the role of Chief Growth Officer for Impresario. Some of the brightest minds of India’s food services market work here and are driven towards offering memorable experiences to people. I’m excited to be at the confluence of this growth curve and I look forward to learning and shaping the trajectory of India’s culinary, co-working, community, and cultural landscape."

Riyaaz Amlani, Managing Director of Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd., shared his thoughts about Divya's contribution to the organization: "Divya has been a leader, a guide, and a force to reckon with in the F&B and hospitality industry. She has been an asset to the Impresario team, helping to grow the brand in new businesses and regions. We are excited to be working with her and see where this leads as we scale new heights for Impresario.”

As Chief Growth Officer, Divya Aggarwal's vision and expertise will play a pivotal role in elevating Impresario's portfolio of brands and expanding its reach across India. Her journey from her foundational years to her entrepreneurial ventures showcases her commitment to innovation and growth within the food and hospitality industry.


Nikita Ramchandani Takes the Helm as Multi-Property VP at Marriott International, Mumbai

Nikita Ramchandani Takes the Helm as Multi-Property VP at Marriott International, Mumbai

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 19, 2024

Nikita Ramchandani has been promoted to Multi-Property Vice President for the Marriott International Mumbai Market. This means she'll not only continue as General Manager of JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu but also oversee strategic directions for other key properties in Mumbai.

With over 23 years of experience in hospitality, Nikita is known for her exceptional leadership and business acumen. Graduating from Les Roches School of Hotel Management, Switzerland, and having succeeded in the US, she brings a wealth of international expertise to her new role.

In her tenure as General Manager at JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu, Nikita's unwavering dedication and visionary leadership steered the hotel to unprecedented heights, even amidst the challenges posed by the global pandemic. Her ability to inspire and motivate her team has led to remarkable improvements in product and service delivery.

Now, as Multi-Property VP, Nikita will focus on streamlining processes, managing owner relations, and supporting General Managers to achieve their goals across Marriott International's Mumbai properties. Her promotion is a testament to her outstanding contributions and her proven ability to drive success in challenging environments.

JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu eagerly supports Nikita as she embraces this new chapter in her career, confident in her ability to excel in her expanded role.


Catering Collective Appoints Arindam Chakraborty as COO for National Expansion

Catering Collective Appoints Arindam Chakraborty as COO for National Expansion

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 18, 2024

Catering Collective, a division of K Hospitality and a premier player in India’s banquet and catering scene, proudly announces the appointment of Arindam Chakraborty as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). This strategic decision underscores the brand’s commitment to expanding its presence nationally. Boasting over 23 years of experience in the hotel and catering industry, Arindam brings a wealth of expertise, particularly in hospitality.

Prior to becoming a part of Catering Collective, Arindam occupied significant leadership positions at esteemed organizations including Brookfield Properties, The Leela Palaces – Hotels and Resorts, Radisson, and The Claridges Hotels, among others. His expertise lies in managing extensive corporate events, MICE gatherings, and upscale wedding celebrations. Armed with a robust skill set in operations management, strategic planning, and business development, Arindam is primed to play a pivotal role in steering Catering Collective towards its future expansion.

Commenting on the appointment, Karan Kapur, Executive Director, K Hospitality, stated, “We are delighted to welcome Arindam to the Catering Collective team. His appointment as COO underscores our dedication to fostering growth and upholding excellence across our operations. With his extensive experience and proven track record in driving business success, we are confident in his ability to play a pivotal role as we advance and expand this important business vertical across India.”

Stepping into his role with a clear vision, Arindam Chakraborty, COO of Catering Collective, expressed, “I am honored to join Catering Collective and am excited about the journey ahead. Catering Collective has established itself as a premier brand in the luxury banqueting and catering space, and I am committed to furthering its reputation for excellence and innovation. Working alongside a highly skilled team, I look forward to driving growth, fostering culture alignment, innovation, diversity, and sustainability within the organization. The goal will be to deliver unparalleled experiences to our clients and guests.”

Catering Collective’s unwavering commitment to transforming the landscape of Indian venues and catering, alongside Mr. Arindam Chakraborty’s visionary leadership, heralds an exhilarating path forward for the company. With anticipation, the company envisions a period characterized by growth, creativity, and sustained distinction under his guidance.


Novotel Guwahati Welcomes Manmeet Singh as New General Manager

Novotel Guwahati Welcomes Manmeet Singh as New General Manager

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 16, 2024

Novotel Guwahati proudly welcomes Mr. Manmeet Singh as its new General Manager, marking an exciting chapter in the hotel's journey towards excellence. With over 25 years of experience spanning various segments within the hospitality industry, including business, resort, and luxury hotels, Mr. Singh brings a wealth of expertise and a proven track record of success to his new role.

Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Singh has made significant contributions to renowned hospitality brands such as IHG, Hyatt, Starwood, Marriott, and Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels. His extensive background in food and beverage management further enriches his leadership, making him a valuable asset to the Novotel Guwahati team.

Recognized for his outstanding achievements, Mr. Singh has been the recipient of prestigious awards, including the INCA Best Director F&B Award, and has been nominated for the Hoteliers Award as Best Hotel Manager. His dedication, leadership skills, and commitment to excellence have set him apart as a dynamic professional within the industry.

In his new role as General Manager, Mr. Singh will oversee the overall operations of Novotel Guwahati, with a primary focus on delivering exceptional service and ensuring guest satisfaction. His strategic vision and profound industry knowledge will play a pivotal role in further establishing Novotel Guwahati as a premier destination for both business and leisure travelers alike.

Expressing his enthusiasm for joining the Novotel Guwahati team, Mr. Singh stated, “I am thrilled to be joining the Novotel Guwahati team and am committed to upholding the hotel's reputation for excellence. I look forward to working collaboratively with the team to deliver exceptional experiences to our guests and further elevate the hotel's standing in the hospitality industry.”

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