At TFS, we have champions from across the travel, food, retail and other complementary industries to deliver world-class operational and business excellence. From leadership teams to our front line heroes, from celebrity chefs to World’s best Baristas, we have it all!
We are a group of passionate people who are constantly striving to better the business!
A visionary business leader, Mr. Sunil Kapur’s name is synonymous with infusing innovation into the food and beverage sector in India.
Considered the 'Father of the modern food retail in the India', he has created iconic brands such as Copper Chimney and is the inspiration behind the establishment of Blue Foods – a conglomerate with over 140 food outlets across India, now known as Pan India Food Solutions.
Mr. Sunil Kapur has been honored with the ‘Most Outstanding Individual - Contribution to Airport Food & Beverage Award’ at the Airport Food and Beverage Conference & Awards organized by ‘The Moodie Report’ in Manchester, for his on-going, exemplary efforts in the field of airport F&B.
Mr. Karan Kapur has been instrumental in leading TFS's setup and expansion at Mumbai, New Delhi & Muscat International Airport, and is in charge of all new ventures for the group.
He has a B.A. In Economics from Northwestern University, a Certificate in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Varun Kapur is the Executive Director with one of India's largest and fastest growing F&B companies - Travel Food Services (TFS). TFS is the leader in the Travel F&B Industry in the Indian Sub-continent, with operations spread across air, rail and road. Varun has been involved with TFS since its inception in 2009, and along with his passionate team at TFS, has undertaken iconic projects such as “The World’s Best Lounge” – The GVK Lounge at Mumbai Terminal 2, Multi-brand F&B Offer at Delhi Terminal 3, Revamp of Chennai Airport F&B across Terminals, Master Concession at Kolkata Integrated Terminal, Gatiman Express Inaugural Onboard Catering and India’s first award winning Food Plaza on the Railway network at Vizag, to name a few. With a motto of Transforming Travel, TFS has always been at the forefront of attempting ambitious projects that define the food & beverage experiences of travelers in India.
Varun graduated 'magna cum laude' from New York University, Stern School of Business with Bachelors in Science – Finance and Accounting. He worked as an Investment Banker at the Bank of America's Leveraged Finance Group, before returning to India to join the family's expanding business under K Hospitality Corp, one of India’s largest groups in the F&B industry. Varun has also been actively involved in the growth of some of the Group’s well known concepts such as Copper Chimney and Irish House, and he continues to be involved at a strategic level with other ventures of the Group.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Gaurav Dewan has been associated with TFS since September 2014 has an overall experience of 17 years in Sales, Marketing, and Business Strategy & Management in highly competitive fast paced industries. He has worked with companies like IDEA Cellular, Reliance Communications, Bharti Telemedia Limited, Bharti Airtel Limited.
Prior to joining TFS group, he was working with Bharti Airtel Limited as General Manager – Marketing.
Gaurav has done his MBA from The University of Greenwich, London United Kingdom in 1997-1999, and specialized in Marketing.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Vivek Patankar has recently joined TFS as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). With a strong background of working across a wide portfolio of brands, Vivek’s previous stint was as Sr. Vice President of Snapdeal since April 2015. Prior to this, he had an extensive stint at Unilever serving various verticals and his last role there was as Senior Finance Manager heading financial planning globally for a 50 Billion euro enterprise.
Vivek is a qualified Chartered accountant and is an MBA graduate from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute in Management Studies
VP – Supply Chain & Cost Management
Mr. Shauvik Modak has been associated with TFS since Nov 2012 and is a resourceful supply chain, procurement and operations executive with over 25 years of experience and proven track record of delivering superior result by holistically planning, implementing and executing strategies thus leading to strengthened bottom-line. He has worked with Food link, Food Country, National Sports Club of India, Specialty restaurants and Adlabs Films.
Shauvik has graduated from Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai and has done a course in Leadership and Team Management from Carnival College, USA.
VP – Operations & Marketing
Mr. Rajat Verma looks after two key functions at TFS, he has over 18 years of experience in B2B and B2C segment with major expertise in the field of Customer and Product life cycle management. He has handled pan India strategic assignments coupled with operation roles.
He has worked with companies like MTS, Idea Cellular and Videocon Telecommunications to name a few. Rajat has graduated from Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow.
VP - Information Technology
Mr Ramadass Selvaraj comes with more than 19 years of industry experience gained through extensive technology solutions and global implementation and support, including 15+ years of delivery / program management experience and 5 years of onsite (US) consulting experience. He has successfully managed and implemented large CRM, ERP and BI programs for Fortune 500 companies.
During his career he has performed various leadership roles at TATA Consultancy Services, Birlasoft India Ltd, IBM Global Service India Pvt Ltd and TATA Sky Ltd.
Ramadass has pursued his Bachelors in Engineering from University of Madras.
VP - F&B CONTROLS
Ms. Meena Shah has an overall experience of 23 years across various industries in F&B sector and has been associated with TFS since January 2010.
Prior to joining TFS, she was associated with Cricket club of India, Market City Resources & Treasure Island Malls, Landmark Group and National Food Products and Blue Foods.
She has completed her PG in Foods & Nutrition in 1994 from Mumbai University, she also holds Diploma in Total Quality Management, a certification in ISO 9000 from Chennai University and a Diploma in Food Technology from SVT University.
GM - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Darpan Mehta has been associated with TFS since March 2010 and looks after the Business Development initiatives for the company. He has 27 years of overall work experience in the field of hospitality and F&B sector. During his career, he has worked with Bombay Gymkhana and PAN India food solutions Pvt Ltd.
Darpan has pursued his Diploma in Hotel & Food technology from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai.
VP - HR
Mr. Ashfaque Syed spearheads HR function for the company and has over 20 years of work experience. During his career he has worked with companies like Tata Steel, Sterlite, Ernst & Young, Hindustan Times Media Ltd, IFFCO etc. Prior to joining the Travel Food Services Pvt. Ltd, he was associated with Galadari Brothers LLC as Head – Human Resources.
He has pursued his Masters in Personnel Management from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune University in the year 1997 and has completed Bachelors in Commerce from Symbiosis College, Pune University in the year 1995.