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At KGV the management is comprised of diverse individuals with vast experience in running successful businesses with expertise in their respective domains. KGV’s leadership approach shapes a better future by enhancing business & improving lives.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

KARTIK ANAND

FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN

KARTIK ANAND

FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN

Kartik Anand is a passionate entrepreneur who believes in touching people’s lives. In 2011, Kartik Anand embarked on his entrepreneurial journey by founding Kings Group Ventures with only a handful of people. In the past decade, he has grown the group to an astounding 4000+ members. Kartik’s unparalleled vision has propelled the group to spread it wings across industries and multiple countries. Kartik has a proven track record of building high-performance & passionate global teams that work towards a common goal.

Kartik has a vast experience of over 25 years of bringing people together to drive success. Today The KGV group boasts a portfolio of over 25 brands under the leadership & mentorship of Kartik Anand.

In 2017, Kartik Anand won an award for Asia’s Greatest Brands & Leaders.

NEHA ANAND

PARTNER – HOSPITALITY & FOOD

NEHA ANAND

PARTNER – HOSPITALITY & FOOD

A dedicated mother of two and practitioner of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, Neha Anand is the MD and founder of UAE based Three Layer Hospitality and Director of multinational Kings Group Ventures.
With Three Layer Hospitality, she leads a number of national and international recognized food businesses, including Dubai favorites Jun’s and Circle of Crust. There are more than 300 members of staff in Anand’s UAE team, with plans to expand the team to 500 in the Emirates and 3,000 globally as Three Layers Hospitality aims to increase its international footprint through diversified partnerships, acquisitions, and strategic alliances. Just like in her days as a young mother, Neha Anand has approached the F&B business with intention and everlasting energy.

IMRAN SHAIKH

CHIEF FINANCE CONTROLLER

IMRAN SHAIKH

CHIEF FINANCE CONTROLLER

Imran Shaikh is a member of the founding team of KGV and an integral part of the KGV’s management team. Imran has been instrumental in the growth of KGV and has been at the forefront of every strategic business decision made by the Kings Group of companies. With his foresight for business growth coupled with his impeccable financial planning, Imran, today leads the finance of 25+ group companies. He is and has been actively involved in KGV expanding its reach and portfolio across 10+ industries in 15 cities across 8 countries.

UPASNA KHANDURI

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

UPASNA KHANDURI

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

As a Chief People Officer, Upasna Khanduri is responsible for developing and executing the human resource strategy at Kings Group Ventures (KGV). This includes developing diverse talent, building skills and capabilities, designing, and leveraging the company’s operating model to accelerate human value creation. She has significant experience in driving large-scale organization people related changes in support of business and organization outcomes.

ASHWANI CHALOO

CONSULTING GENERAL COUNSEL

ASHWANI CHALOO

CONSULTING GENERAL COUNSEL

Mr. Ashwani Chaloo is KGV’s consulting General Counsel. A chartered accountant with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting, finance & legal domain, is skilled in taxation, accounts, startups business strategy, and operations. Mr. Chaloo heads all M&A, compliance and legal related aspects for the group

MANAGING PARTNERS

KENNY WARIBAM

COO AT XDBS & CEO AT WEGO MEDIA

KENNY WARIBAM

COO AT XDBS & CEO AT WEGO MEDIA

Kenny is one of the first members of the KGV Family. Kenny heads the Operations team at XDBS & is the CEO of WeGo Media. Kenny is extremely passionate and has played a vital role in establishing the foundation of XDBS.

He is responsible for formulating and driving overall business strategy with solid revenue accountability that delivers customer value and delight. He drives business operations, providing strategic inputs and direction for building the brand, culture, and overall business growth for XDBS.

Kenny’s subject matter expertise has helped propel XDBS to new heights with a global presence.

SAMEER DATTA

CEO AT ONDOT MEDIA & KINGSCOM

Sameer-Datta-OnDot

SAMEER DATTA

CEO AT ONDOT MEDIA & KINGSCOM

Sameer Datta is an integral part of The KGV Group. He spearheads 2 brands under its umbrella, namely OnDot Media, one of the largest B2B media companies globally; and Kingscom, a full stack marketing agency. With expertise in targeted Sales and Marketing strategy planning Sameer has been steering the companies towards growth and success.

Sameer believes that committed teams drive dedicated companies and specializes in building world-class teams that work as one towards a larger goal.

Over the last decade, Sameer has helped the world’s largest technology companies engage with targeted audiences worldwide by creating and running ROI-focused marketing programs.

SHAYNE BARRETTO

CO-FOUNDER & PARTNER AT ITECH SERIES

SHAYNE BARRETTO

CO-FOUNDER & PARTNER AT ITECH SERIES

Shayne Barretto is a seasoned professional with a successful track record of working in the publishing Industry. Shayne today heads iTech Series, a brand under the KGV group. Shayne is highly skilled in negotiations, sales, customer relationship management, market research, and management

KUNAL JAIN

BUSINESS HEAD AT SUPER SELECT

KUNAL JAIN

BUSINESS HEAD AT SUPER SELECT

Kunal Jain is one of the youngest leaders in the KGV group. With a passion for exotic cars and an appreciation for the finer things in life, Kunal heads the Automotive businesses under the umbrella of the KGV Group.

Kunal is experienced in business planning and entrepreneurship and has been heading Autowerks & Super Select since its inception. Kunal holds a MA in Global Management – Finance & Business Development from Regent’s University London.

SAMARTH BHARGAVA

BUSINESS HEAD AT DATA DEMAND & KINGS RESEARCH

SAMARTH BHARGAVA

BUSINESS HEAD AT DATA DEMAND & KINGS RESEARCH

Samarth is a results-oriented and highly accomplished Business Manager with over 15 years of experience across US, Nordic, Europe, UK, Hong Kong, China Mainland & India. Innovative thinker and keen market analyst with a successful track record of business operations and marketing leadership across industries. Adept at strategizing, organizing, simplifying, communicating, and driving results through clear, actionable business plans.

ANKUSH GUPTA

FOUNDER AT EVENTIBLE

ANKUSH GUPTA

FOUNDER AT EVENTIBLE

Ankush Gupta founded Eventible.com to help professionals find the best learning and networking experiences from business conferences. Eventible is like a Glassdoor – but focused on business events.

Previously, he had co-founded a series of media brands including The Digital Enterprise, Martech Advisor & HR Technologist.

RAVI RAMAN

CO-FOUNDER AT VIBE MEDIA GROUP

RAVI RAMAN

CO-FOUNDER AT VIBE MEDIA GROUP

Ravi Raman is a media industry professional with over two decades of content strategy, brand marketing, and team leadership experience.

He has launched and led the Middle East editions of iconic global media brands like Fast Company, Wired, and Bloomberg Businessweek. In addition, he has played pivotal leadership roles at Khaleej Times, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, MSN, India Today, and The Telegraph.

As Publisher of Fast Company Middle East, he leads the regional content team and strategy of the edition. Fast Company is the world’s leading business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership, and design.

Ravi Raman is a TEDx speaker and has been part of several industry forums as a speaker and presenter. In addition, he has authored several articles on branding, communication, and media.

SANJAY SWAMY

CO-FOUNDER AT VIBE MEDIA GROUP

SANJAY SWAMY

CO-FOUNDER AT VIBE MEDIA GROUP

Sanjay Swamy is the co-founder of Vibe Media Group(VMG), the leading tech media Publication.

Sanjay, a keen technology enthusiast, launched Martechvibe as the Middle East region’s first and only publication on Marketing technology and customer experience. Having previously worked with Khaleej Times and Bloomberg Businessweek, Sanjay’s expertise lies in scaling high-growth teams, branding and digital marketing.

ABHINAV MISHRA

DIRECTOR AT VIBE MEDIA GROUP

ABHINAV MISHRA

DIRECTOR AT VIBE MEDIA GROUP

Abhinav Mishra is a dynamic and accomplished leader in the media industry, with over 10 years of experience in media management. He has gained experience in a wide range of areas, including digital media, publishing and experiential media.

Abhinav has worked with some of the world’s leading media organizations, including The Times of India Group, Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East, and Khaleej Times. He has played a key role in developing and implementing innovative strategies that have helped his organizations diversify their revenue streams and grow the existing ones.

Abhinav’s areas of expertise include media strategy, business development, people management and developing new media products. He is a strategic thinker and a natural leader, with exceptional communication and collaboration skills. He has a proven track record of building and leading high-performing teams to deliver outstanding results in fast-paced and dynamic environments.

Overall, Abhinav is committed to excellence in the media industry and believes in strategic approach, collaboration and teamwork while fostering a culture of innovation, and accountability.

KELVIN CHEUNG

CHEF & PARTNER AT JUN’S

KELVIN CHEUNG

CHEF & PARTNER AT JUN’S

Born in Canada, raised in Chicago, and based in Dubai, Kelvin Cheung is a Chinese-Canadian who grew up in the kitchen. This third-generation chef spent the better part of his childhood training for traveling the world and cooking in kitchens in unfamiliar places. Chef Kelvin Cheung approaches his professional and culinary life with humor and burning passion. Cheung’s culinary style draws inspiration from his Chinese heritage, his North American upbringing, and French training. In 2021, he moved to Dubai with Kings Group Ventures as Chef & Partner of Jun’s in Dubai. When he is not in the kitchen, Kelvin spends time with his son, Bodhi, working out at the local CrossFit Box, and attempting to cultivate a mediation practice.

GAJENDRA SHINDE

HEAD CHEF AT CIRCLE OF CRUST

GAJENDRA SHINDE

HEAD CHEF AT CIRCLE OF CRUST

Chef Gajendra Shinde heads Circle of Crust, a Pizza Brand under the KGV Umbrella. He has over 15yrs of experience in India and abroad, where he honed his skills working under some of the most talented and reputable chefs. His love for pizzas started when he opened the first Pizza Express in India to opening several outlets of Cafe Mangii and Manchester United Café all over India.

ABHISHEK JOSHI

CHEF & CO-FOUNDER AT WE IDLIWALE

ABHISHEK JOSHI

CHEF & CO-FOUNDER AT WE IDLIWALE

Abhishek holds a Master’s degree in International Business from Singapore, a Culinary Degree from ICCA Dubai, and Bartending Certificate from London Bar School, London setting him up success when running the food program for We Idliwale where he has grown the brand from a 4 dish menu consisting of only Idlis to a robust, more expressive regional south Indian menu.

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CHIRAG JADHAV

OPERATIONS & CO-FOUNDER AT WE IDLIWALE

CHIRAG JADHAV

OPERATIONS & CO-FOUNDER AT WE IDLIWALE

Chirag takes responsibility for everything outside of the kitchen and ensures fiscal responsibility for the brand. He structures his departments and deals with great details resulting in increased cash flow positivity from Year 1 until date.

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ABHISHEK TERI

CEO & PARTNER AT UNDERRATED CLUB

ABHISHEK TERI

CEO & PARTNER AT UNDERRATED CLUB

Abhishek Teri, a seasoned professional with over a decade of expertise in the dynamic realm of retail manufacturing. A distinguished alum of Doon School, Abhishek embarked on his journey in the industry from the bustling streets of Calcutta, eventually establishing his roots in Pune. His extensive experience is a testament to his commitment and proficiency in the field.

Specializing in smart casual clothing, Abhishek Teri possesses a unique flair for fashion, earning him the reputation of an expert in the intricacies of clothing design and manufacturing. His keen eye for detail and trendsetting sensibilities make him a standout figure in the world of fashion.

Abhishek’s journey from the prestigious Doon School to becoming a prominent figure in the retail manufacturing landscape reflects not only his educational background but also his determination to excel in his chosen field.