Westlife Development Limited, the owner of the Master Franchisee of McDonald’s restaurants in India, has appointed Vikram Ogale as Director- National Supply Chain & Quality Assurance.
Westlife Development Limited, the owner of the Master Franchisee of McDonald’s restaurants in India, has appointed Vikram Ogale as Director- National Supply Chain & Quality Assurance. Vikram will be taking over from Sriram Venkateswaran, who after an association with McDonald’s for over eight years is now looking to move into the e-commerce industry.
Vikram will be overseeing the long term supply chain strategy for McDonald’s India as well as deliver on operational supply chain goals.
“We have strengthened our senior management team with the appointment of Vikram Ogale as Director – National Supply Chain and Quality Assurance. Over the past three years with McDonald’s, Vikram has been able to de-risk commodity fluctuation with a robust plan and established pricing protocols with our suppliers. As a leader, he has effectively aligned the Supply Chain Strategy with McDonald’s strategic business priorities in order to better serve our customers. His extensive experience in supply chain management will help strengthen McDonald’s supply chain in the face of our planned expansion drive, where we intend to set up 175-250 new restaurants within the next 3-5 years in West and South India, as well as introduce new formats such as McCafe to our existing restaurants,” said Smita Jatia, Managing Director - Hardcastle Restaurants.
Vikram will directly report to Smita Jatia, Managing Director - Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt Ltd.
Vikram joined McDonald’s in 2012 as General Manager with over 12 years of professional experience, having worked with prominent names in the industry such as Asian Paints, Marico and Sony DADC India Ltd.
Vikram Ogale, who enjoys reading and photography, holds a BE. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering, with a specialization in Operations and Supply Chain Management, from the National Institute of Industrial Engineering.