Director – Store Development, Chaayos,
Akash Srivastava is a hospitality and Retail professional with over 10 years of experience across Business Development, Leasing, Project Management, Retail Real Estate, Franchising & Market Entry strategy and holds a MBA in Retail Management. Currently spearheading the expansion and growth of Chaayos – India’s fastest growing tea café chain, he has been instrumental in creating the right footprints for the brand across the 55+ locations it currently operates. In his previous assignments, he has lead the expansion for Tata Starbucks and KFC as well. Akash has networked extensively with major real estate developers across India to procure the finest real estate for brands. He has launched over 100 outlets across Malls, Highstreets, Airports, Highways, Hospitals, Metro Stations and various other retail Channels. Akash is also a founding member of AIRG (All India Retail Group), one of India’s largest retail groups for professionals with over 1000 members; is an Advisor with Birla Institute of Management Technology ( BIMTECH) for their academic advisory committee and voluntarily contributes for the National Skill development council of India ( NSDC) advising the Govt. on curriculum formulation for Retail Entrepreneurs in India. He has also won the Top Retail Minds award conferred by the ET Asia-Africa-GCC Retail and shopping centre. Akash works with an entrepreneurial bent of mind, is ownership driven and has strong business acumen to lead the teams in achieving organizational objectives.