Vikas joined Compass Group India as the Managing Director in April 2023. In this role, Vikas is responsible for the overall business and people growth of Compass Group in India in the Food Service and Support Service businesses.
Prior to joining Compass, Vikas was the Founder & CEO of the beverage company Raskik, which he successfully scaled to over 35,000 outlets in three years making it one of the fastest offline consumer brand expansions in India. The brand has been sold to a large conglomerate. Prior to this, Vikas has spent majority of his professional journey with Coca-Cola in India, Sri Lanka and Europe. His roles included Managing Director for Coca-Cola Southeast Europe, Vice President Coca-Cola India and Managing Director Coca-Cola Bottling Sri Lanka.
Vikas is a highly experienced leader with a track record of delivering outstanding growth, supported by operational capability across dynamic and challenging markets. He has completed MBA from the University of South Carolina and an Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.
Managing Director, Food and Support Services
Chief Executive Officer, Food Services
Having one eye on rapidly evolving key business drivers and the ability to strategize and leverage the drivers for sustainable growth, is what sets Ashwani apart. An innovative thinker and an avid learner, he is passionate about operational and process excellence. A veteran in the food service industry, Ashwani joined the company in 2013.
Chief Executive Officer, Support Services
A veteran in facilities management with more than three decades of rich experience across functions, industries and geographies, Joel prides himself in being an agent for change. He believes in, inclusive strategy and that knowledge and experience enables one to fly high and deep dive; he has a razor eye for operational and process excellence. He leads from the front with client centricity, business innovation, leading growth and turnaround in the ever evolving workplace environment. Joel joined Compass India in 2019.
CO-Founder & CEO SmartQ – A Compass Group Company
Krishna Wage started working at a young age of 17, and with an experience of more than 15 years, is a successful serial entrepreneur. He is highly passionate about leveraging technology to improve the lives of humans and brings a wealth of experience on building high performance teams.
He believes, Compass Group and SmartQ together have massive potential to truly transform and disrupt the B2B food-tech space by creating an innovative technological experience and unlocking value creation for our clients and stakeholders.
Vice President of Culinary & Food Innovation
Arjyo comes with an extensive experience of 20 years in F&B innovation, food safety, and team development. He has played a pivotal role in the development of differentiated workplace food concepts for Compass India. He is instrumental in driving our Sustainability and Wellness Strategy. He believes that food unites us with the power of creativity, rituals, techniques and delightful experiences. He drives process excellence at the Central Commissary Kitchens across India. Arjyo has been with Compass India since 2018 and leads new product development and the culinary function.
He has served as personal Chef for Dr. Manmohan Singh and Mr. Pranab Mukherjee along with 250 other high-level Indian delegates, during the ASEAN Summit, 2007 in Cebu City. Arjyo is passionate about food and has brought to the table an unflagging sense of innovation to create magic on the palate and spread smiles all around!
Chief Financial Officer
Paramita is a leader known for her futuristic outlook and has significantly contributed towards driving enterprise productivity and innovation at Compass India. She is facilitating the growth of the company with forward-looking strategies aimed at aggressively expanding its ambit and is one of the principal levers for articulating and delivering the company’s strategic agenda. She instils a high-performance culture with her immaculate leadership ethos, well-rounded industry insights, and proactive planning skills.
She has 22 years of experience and has previously held multiple leadership roles with leading companies such as Adidas, Indigo, EY and EIH Ltd. Paramita has a consistent track record of turning Finance into a strategic driver of business, improving resilience and driving sustainable outcomes. She believes in an agile Finance function which delivers actionable data-driven insights and rapidly evaluates multiple scenarios thus, driving finance transformation and setting up finance as a key growth enabler.
Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer
Subroto Gupta, has over 23 years’ of global leadership experience across roles in sales, marketing, operations and innovation programs in large B2B and B2C companies. His work in areas like collective intelligence, automation and design thinking have been featured in leading international publications including Forbes, The Economist and Harvard Business Review.
At Compass India, he leads strategy formulation to identify opportunities and risks, development of new ideas to enable growth and cross functional projects to optimize cost and facilitate business transformation.
He is also an Advisory Member of SHEROES, a platform committed to enhancing the quality and quantity of opportunities for women and investing in women professionals through various phases of their careers.
Chief People Officer
Manika has joined Compass Group India as the Chief People Officer in April 2023. In this role, she leads the human resources function, including accountability for culture, employee experience, end-to-end talent management, diversity, equity and inclusion, acquisition integration, organization development and effectiveness, ensuring the human resource agenda supports the Compass India’s ambitious business objectives.
Manika comes with more than two decades of rich experience across different industries. She has held a variety of leadership positions over the course of her career, beginning with GE, going on to Sapient, and most recently with Indigo (Inter Globe Aviation Ltd.)She is passionate about talent management and mental wellbeing.
She is experienced in leading Women Leadership Networks and is also a recipient of the Women’s Leadership Achievement Award by the World Women’s Leadership Congress.
Chief Information Officer
Manish comes with a rich experience of 25+ years of delivering business transformation programs through technology and data, building fit-for-purpose digital products and business applications, implementing innovative service delivery models, designing and implementing new age IT infrastructure.
An energetic, performance-driven leader, his proficiency lies in developing and executing business technology strategies, developing high performance teams, and generating true business value from technology investments.
He underwent leadership programs from prestigious institutes like INSEAD-Singapore, Dukes University, and IIM Ahmedabad. Manish is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt professional.
Vishwak comes with rich experience of working in various industries for more than one and a half decade and leads the legal function to further its objectives and to be an enabler to the other business functions. He is further driving the agenda of strengthening our compliance framework to build up a contractual process driven and compliant business. He joined Compass India in 2021.
Vice President – Client Solutions
Richa has more than 24 years of enterprising experience spanning various roles in the sphere of client solutions and strategy. From leading businesses to transforming processes for high margin scale-ups, pitches and acquisitions, Richa is a key enabler of growth and productivity. Her professional journey is marked with many milestones acing targets and revenue growth.
Richa has been with Compass Group India, since 2019 and has spearheaded various result-oriented initiatives to drive client solutions seamlessly. She is a strategic partner aligning with Compass’ business goals. Her innovative approach and tailormade solutions deliver maximum impact for our customers. Being a team leader, she mentors and paves the path for progress with cross-functional projects oriented towards business transformation. She lives Compass values to the core and has contributed significantly to drive excellence in client solutioning.
Her ability to keep pace with the changing trends, dynamics and client expectations and create trust is what sets her apart.
Head- Marketing and Communications
Nitasha comes with 16+ years of experience in the field of Marketing & Communications, specializing in the B2B space. Nitasha brings her thought leadership, creativity, and strategic vision to lead the Marketing, Communications and Engagement function for Compass India, supporting the 10X growth target for India region. She spearheads communication initiatives creating brand awareness and drives the multi-platform brand storytelling to a range of stakeholders, tailoring messaging, and developing marketing campaigns aligned with Compass India business goals. She along with her team believe in learning everyday with constantly evolving marketplace and consumers.
Prior to this, Nitasha has worked with leading MNCs and start-ups across industries in various world areas.
Vice President, National Operations, Support Services
Rajeev is a result-oriented leader with 30+ years’ experience in strategic, and operational leadership. His key areas of expertise include enterprise operations, program, and facilities management. He comes with an extensive experience in asset management, finance, and administration in FM operations.
He joined Compass India in 2015 and has contributed significantly in driving process excellence and operational efficiency across sectors such as B&I, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Data Centres.