One of India’s largest foodservice company Jubilant FoodWorks Limited has shared the joining announcement of its new CEO and Managing Director – Sameer Khetarpal.
Shareholders have also approved his appointment in the 27th Annual General Meeting of the Company convened on August 30, 2022.
Khetarpal succeeds Pratik Pota.
Sameer has served in numerous senior leadership roles during his 25-year career in sectors like e-commerce and management consulting, and joins Jubilant from Amazon.
Over the last 6.5 years at Amazon, he has conceptualized, launched and scaled several businesses like Amazon Fresh, Amazon Food and Amazon Pharmacy. He has built these businesses with world-class supply chain infrastructure, deeply embedded with technology and several inorganic investments and partnerships.
Prior to Amazon, he served as a Partner at McKinsey and Company, where he served several hi-tech clients on topics related to business building and transformation, and was instrumental in building data driven service lines used by several Fortune 500 companies. Sameer has previously worked with GE Capital and Hindustan Unilever.
Throughout his career, Sameer has been driven by a passion to serve customers and build businesses by leveraging technology.
In India, JFL has a strong and extensive network of 1,625 Domino’s restaurants across 349 cities. In Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the Company operates through its 100% owned subsidiary which currently has 36 and 10 restaurants respectively. JFL also enjoys exclusive rights to develop and operate Dunkin’ restaurants in India and Popeyes restaurants in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. JFL currently operates 25 Dunkin’ restaurants across 8 Indian cities and 6 Popeyes restaurants in Bengaluru.
In 2019, JFL launched its first owned-restaurant brand ‘Hong’s Kitchen’ in the Chinese cuisine segment which now has 14 restaurants across 4 cities. In 2020, it launched Ekdum! another new owned-restaurant brand which serves Biryani category. Ekdum! has 6 restaurants across 3 cities. The Company has also forayed into the ready-to-cook segment with its ‘ChefBoss’ range of sauces, gravies and pastes.
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