Gaurav Burman is a Director of Dabur International and a 5th generation member of the family that founded Dabur over 135 years ago. Dabur has today grown to become the largest Indian FMCG company and manufactures a range of over 400 products in Health Care, Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care, Packaged Foods, and Fruit juices. Dabur became a listed business in 1995, and today has a market capitalization of around US$ 8 billion.
In 1996, Gaurav and his family started to invest in new businesses and today the Burman family have investments in Health Care, Media, Financial Services, Retail, and Education, and have multiple joint ventures with Global Fortune 100 businesses including Aviva for Life Insurance, Espirito Santo for Banking, Bongrain for dairy products, and previously with Fidelity and ABN Amro.
Gaurav manages his family’s investment program, which has an investment portfolio with a value of more than US$1 billion and has been responsible for many of these joint ventures and investments.
Gaurav developed interest in Hospitality sector and has in recent past done multiple investments in the sector. Some of his investments include The Albion Pub, IL Mulino, Tossed, Elephant Taverns and Burman Hospitality which is the sole franchisee of Taco Bell India.
Mohit Burman is the driving force behind the Burman family’s foray into several high-growth and sunrise sectors of Financial Services like Life Insurance, Pensions, Annuities and Asset Management, besides Agriculture, Retailing & Sports.
A 5th generation member of the family that founded Dabur over 134 years ago, Mr. Burman did his schooling from Highgate School, London. He graduated from Richmond College London, in Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration and Economics (Double major: Marketing and General Management) and subsequently completed his Master of Business Administration degree, in Finance.
Mr. Burman started his career with Welbeck Property Partnership London and then joined Dabur Finance Ltd. a company specializing in fund and fee-based financial activities, as Senior Manager. Mr. Burman played a pivotal role in expanding the group’s financial services business into Asset Management, Life Insurance and Pension by setting up Insurance Company with UK’s largest insurance Company Aviva. Under this stewardship, the Burman family also established a joint venture with Espírito Santo Investment Bank to set up an investment banking company in India.
Mohit, later, went to acquire Punjab Tractors, one of the leading farm equipment manufacturers in India, which he eventually sold to Mahindra and Mahindra after turning the company around. He was also the Chairman of Dabur Pharma Ltd, India’s largest Oncology-based Pharma Company until its strategic sale to Germany’s leading pharmaceutical firm Fresenius Kabi.
Mohit’s personal zeal for sports has enabled him to work alongside other equally enthusiastic and dynamic promoters in putting together the formidable Kings XI Punjab team. He has, since then, been very passionate about promoting and encouraging the team for the Indian Premier League.
Mohit has also been actively involved in expanding Dabur India’s presence in the overseas markets, and has also played a critical role in the acquisition of Balsara’s Home and Hygiene business by Dabur India. He sits on a number of Boards including Aviva India, Dabur, Mahindra Forgings.
Mr Burman stays in Delhi and his hobbies include Water Sports, Riding and Theatre.
Saurabh has been associated with the Burman Family Holdings for over 6 years evaluating, executing and managing the investments undertaken by the family. He is a mechanical engineer from IIT Dhanbad and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. With a rich experience of over 15 years in investment and business management, Saurabh has been instrumental in setting up and building the Burman Hospitality business since inception. He represents Burman Family Holdings on the Board of Burman Hospitality and closely oversees all aspects of the business.
Anagha is an architect by qualification with 14+ years of industry experience. She has worked with brands like DLF & Yum in her earlier stints. At Burman Hospitality, she oversees all aspects of pre-opening as Vice President – Business Development (BD) & Projects.
Anagha specialises in Design Innovation and she is passionate about sustainable design that balances the brand identity with local sensibility, and focuses on robust business value at the same time. She, along with her team at Burman Hospitality, has been instrumental in bringing fresh new elements to the global design template of Taco Bell restaurants. These innovations and improvisationshave now been adopted by Taco Bell globally as brand standards.
Sachin heads finance at BHPL. He is a seasoned Chartered Accountant and comes with a strong experience of 15 years across various sectors such as hospitality, private equity, ITES, and banking and has previously worked with reputed organizations viz, ICICI Bank, UnitedHealth Group and SAIF Partners.
His key responsibilities include compliance with laws, business planning, reporting and treasury. He has played a key role in defining internal processes and controls within the organization and ensuring financial discipline across the organization.
With a rich experience of over 20 years in the Hospitality & Restaurant industry, Mandeep heads the Operations at Burman Hospitality. He brings in diverse experience from QSR, Retail & FMCG businesses having worked with brands like McDonald’s, Future Retail & Mondelez.
Mandeep is responsible for all facets of Restaurant operations which includes delivering superior customer service experience while managing the sales and profitability of the restaurants. From opening new restaurants across various cities, onboarding talent, mentoring them to deliver the best customer service experience across all Burman Hospitality restaurants, Mandeep does it all.
Samir has over 14 years of experience in Hotel and Restaurant operations. He heads Training and Process Excellence at Burman Hospitality. In his earlier stints he has worked with brands like Marriott Hotels and Yum Foods with proven abilities in providing an end to end solution for successfully launching of new restaurants.
In his current role, he manages training, people development while driving standard operating procedures across all Burman Hospitality restaurants pan India. He is also proficient in devising and implementing optimum business strategies to enhance restaurant operations and building training capabilities.
Tushar leads the Marketing function for Burman Hospitality and has joined as Assistant Vice President – Marketing. He comes with varied experience in marketing with over 14 years across categories – Telecom, FMCG, CPG, Automobile, Technology, QSR, and Aviation.
Tushar specializes in Brand Management, Creative and Content excellence, Integrated Marketing Communications and Innovation. He has been a part of success stories for organizations and brands such as Airtel, Chevrolet, Royal Enfield, GSK, Nestle, Pernod Ricard, AB InBev, Nokia, Dassault Aviation and many more. His key responsibility is to lead Brand Strategy for new and existing products, develop and implement a cohesive marketing plan to increase brand awareness and drive Creative, Digital, PR, Media and Experiential partnerships with key external agencies.