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Dec, 21 2015

Holachef hires ex-Starbucks Supply Chain Director, to build a highly scalable and robust food infrastructure & supply chain mech

Holachef continues to focus on product innovation and critical talent hire in its aspiration to create a food curation category and growth.

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In a bid to scale up business operations and further sustain its market leadership, Mumbai based online food curation and delivery service provider Holachef, has appointed Rohit Sharma as its new Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSO).

With over 21 years of rich and diverse hospitality sector experience, Rohit joins Holachef from his previous stint at Tata Starbucks as Director of Supply Chain.

“I am excited to join Holachef and be part of the disruption that is a foot in the traditional food services industry. This clearly means newer challenges as well as immense possibilities for us at Holachef.  Automation and supply chain process efficiency will be critical areas of focus for me. I look forward to working with the extremely passionate team at Holachef as we work towards our mission to be the extended kitchen for consumers across cities.” said Rohit Sharma, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Holachef

His other stints include work with Nirulas Corner House Pvt Ltd, Devyani International Ltd, Domino’s Pizza and Taj Mahal Hotel in various capacities. 

Rohit Sharma’s experience of handling end-to-end supply chain portfolio, building competitive market positioning for several food and hospitality brands is expected to fuel Holachef’s focus towards profitable and sustainable growth. While being the Senior Supply Chain Director at Tata Starbucks, Rohit brought key attributes of strategic and tactical leadership towards growth of the business.

As the new Chief Supply Chain officer, Rohit would be responsible to look after the entire food preparation infrastructure, supply chain automation, sourcing, quality control, food process management and expansion of food categories at Holachef. His charter would also include enhancing revenue growth and cost savings through strategic process improvements, savings initiatives, leveraging unutilized capacities, development of transportation networks among others.

Speaking on the announcement, Co-Founder & CEO Saurabh Saxena said “Rohit has an excellent track record of building successful teams and driving tangible results through streamlining processes,” His experience with multiple high growth organisations and exposure to technological driven supply chain management will be invaluable to Holachef at this juncture of high-speed growth.

Holachef continues to focus on product innovation and critical talent hire in its aspiration to create a food curation category and growth. The company bagged an undisclosed amount of funding from Ratan Tata in August 2015 and earlier also raised a Series A funding of INR 20 Crore in a round led by Kalaari Capital in June 2015.

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