Advisory Borad

Advisory Board

Niren Chaudhry

Partner at JAB holding, a $70 billion dollar investment company and Former President – KFC Division

Niren Chaudhary was the president of the KFC division, which is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands Inc. With more than two decades of experience in the food service industry, Niren has joined the $70 billion investment company JAB holding as a partner. He is also on the boards of Krispy Kreme and Expresso House, and runs Krispy Kreme that is based out of London. Prior to joining Yum! Brands, Niren has worked for Tata Administrative Services from 1986 to 1994. Besides, Niren was instrumental in bringing Taco Bell to India in 2010.

M. M. Pallam Raju

Former Cabinet Minister Ministry of Human Resource Development Govt. of India

M. M. Pallam Raju was the Cabinet Minister of Human Resource Development with Govt, of India and also served as Raksha Rajya Mantri for six years, where he contributed immensely to the modernization of the ministry and the armed forces. A successful entrepreneur, he has served as a Director on the board of Air India and other reputed public listed companies. Responsible for policy formulation of the entire education system in India, Pallam emphasized on strengthening teacher training, vocational training and industry-academia linkages. He is now a prominent contributor and speaker in many professional forums.

Patanjali (Patu) Keswani

Chairman & Managing Director Lemon Tree Hotels

An IIT Delhi and IIM Kolkata graduate and distinguished alumnus, Patu is the promoter of Lemon Tree Hotels Company, which owns and operates 40 hotels in 23 cities with 4100 rooms. Patu joined the Tata Administrative Services (TAS) in 1983 and worked for TATA Group for over 15 years, where his last role was Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Taj Group of Hotels. Subsequently, Patu also worked with A.T. Kearney Inc., as director in their New Delhi office. He is the Chairman of the Sector Skills Council for Persons with Disability and a member of the Sector Skills Council for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism industry. Patu was also inducted into the ‘Hotelier India’ Hall of Fame and was a member of Board of Governors of IIT Delhi.