NRAI finds their new president, Kabir Suri takes charge

The appointment was made unanimously, after the former president, Anurag Katriar's, two-year term came to an end

Kabir Suri, Co-Founder & Director, Azure Hospitality, took charge as the new President of the National Restaurant Association of India at its 39th Annual General Meeting held online. The appointment was made unanimously after Anurag Katriar, Executive Director and CEO of Indigo Hospitality’s two-year term came to an end.

With the experience of over a quarter of a century, Suri has been associated with NRAI since 2017 and was appointed as the Vice President in 2019. He has been very instrumental in handling and resolving pressing issues in the industry. 

He has been pivotal in the growth and success of one of the fastest-growing hospitality companies, with ever so popular brands under its wing such as Mamagato, Dhaba by Claridges, Sly Granny, Foxtrot Speedy Chow, Rollmaal, Mamapaati and Celeste Food Services. He holds a degree in Economics and Business Management from Wheaton College, Massachusetts, USA. He started his career in commercial real estate finance at North Fork Bank in New York. He has spent 3 years with international award-winning restaurants Zuma and Roka. 

“I would like to thank the Managing Committee Members for bestowing the trust in me to carry forward the 39 years legacy of our Association. I will strive to lead the Indian Restaurant Industry into a new era of prosperity, participation and positive perception which advances and safeguards the entrepreneurial spirit. Our collective passion and shared spirit of hospitality will enhance the quality of life that we serve,” said Kabir Suri, Co-Founder & Director, Azure Hospitality.

“I would like to congratulate and thank Anurag for his incredible leadership over the last two most critical years. I would personally like to assure him of my relentless quest in accomplishing the tasks at hand to make our industry vibrant and proud,” he added.

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