Dhiren brings over 30 years of multi-faceted experience in the food industry. He currently heads the Indian subcontinent and Middle East regions for Griffith Foods and is a member of the Global Executive Team for the $billion company.
Following an initial career as a culinarian with the ITC and Taj group of hotels in India, Dhiren has also been a food industry entrepreneur having founded and successfully exited a food events, restaurants and commissary company. In the venture capital space, Dhiren led the food and beverage practice of the investment advisory group Everstone Capital. His last assignment was as the India and South Asia head of Puratos Food Ingredients.
Dhiren has served as President of the All India Ingredient Manufacturers Association, representing the industry in government relations and providing input on policy making for the food industry. Dhiren also has been on the governing council of the Indo-Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.
A life-long learner with degrees in Political Science, Sociology and Hospitality Management, Dhiren is an alumnus of INSEAD, and has completed executive education programs at MIT and Harvard University. Dhiren is passionate about enabling children’s education.