Board of Directors

Dr Vithal Venkatesh Kamat

Chairman and Managing Director

Dr Vithal Venkatesh Kamat, a second-generation restaurateur, a pioneer in green hotels, an environmentalist, an entrepreneur, an educationalist, an antiquarian, an ornithologist, an author, a globetrotter, and a black belt holder in karate, is a versatile personality. Having begun his journey in a small, family-owned vegetarian restaurant, Dr. Vithal Kamat today is Chairman and Managing Director of Kamat Hotels (India) Limited.

Mr Vishal Vithal Kamat

Executive Director

Mr Vishal Vithal Kamat has been inducted on the Board w.e.f. 27th May, 2023. Mr. Vishal Vithal Kamat is a science graduate (BSc) with specialisation in Hotel Management from the Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition (IHMCTAN), Mumbai. He has extensive experience in the Hotel Industry and has been closely associated with the operations of the Company.

Mr.Sanjeev Rajgarhia

Non Executive Director

Mr Sanjeev Badriprasad Rajgarhia has been inducted on the Board w.e.f. 28th August 2020. He has a B.Com from Mumbai University, Diploma in Pharmaceutical Business Management, Diploma in Shipping Management and Diploma in Patents Law & Intellectual Property Rights Laws. He is Engaged in Pharmaceuticals Active Ingredient Supply Business since 1983 with 37 years of experience.

Mrs Harinder Pal Kaur

Independent Director

Mrs Harinder Pal Kaur has an M.A (Economics) from Mumbai University with over 14 years of experience in coordinating hospitality projects for environmentally sustainable design & operational practices. She is now teaching at college & university levels and practising wholistic healing & wholistic nutrition.

Miss. Vidita Vithal Kamat

Non-Executive Director

Miss. Vidita Vithal Kamat has been inducted on the Board w.e.f. 29th September 2020. She has a B.Com graduate from Mumbai University and Diploma in Craft Course. She has an experience of about 10 years in the Bakery and Confectionary industry.

Mr. Vilas Ramchandra Koranne

Independent Director

Mr Koranne is B. E. (Civil) Bombay University passed in the year 1976. Worked in M.C. G. M. post of Sub Engineer, Asst. Engineer and Deputy Chief Engineer for 33 years. He was appointed as a Non-Executive Independent Director (Additional Director) on the Board of the Company w.e.f 29th June, 2021.

Mr. Hrishikesh B Parandekar

Lenders Nominee Director

Mr. Hrishikesh B Parandekar Appointment as Lenders Nominee Director on the Board of the Company w.e.f 27th May, 2023. Mr. Hrishikesh B Parandekar is Gold medallist at IIM Ahmedabad (1994) He is Senior partner has more than 28 years' experience and Former Morgan Stanley MD, McKinsey Senior Advisor, CEO of PE-backed financial services businesses in India.

Mr. Kaushal Biyani

Lenders Nominee Director

Mr. Kaushal Biyani Appointment as Lenders Nominee Director on the Board of the Company w.e.f 27th May, 2023. Mr. Kaushal Biyani is (Narsee Monjee); CA Rank Holder (AIR 22). He Leads the structured credit business Leads the structured credit business,16+ years' experience, previously part of Ernst & Young and Essar Group.

Mr. Muthalia


Mr. Muthalia is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). He received a Master's degree in Management Studies (specializing in Finance) and a Bachelor's degree in Commerce & Accounting from the University of Mumbai.

Mr Apurva Muthalia


Mr Apurva Muthalia has been inducted on the Board w.e.f. 27th May, 2023. Apurva Muthalia is a senior investment professional with over 2 decades of asset management, project financing & operating experience across the Indian financial services space. He has raised, invested & returned monies as well as established & overseen operating platforms in the real estate & fund management spaces. Apurva has strong domain knowledge across the real assets sector having evaluated & invested (equity, debt & mezzanine capital) across both publicly traded & private opportunities in the office, residential, warehousing, retail, hospitality, healthcare as well as alternative real estate businesses & platform buy-outs. Apurva has held leadership positions earlier, with the Fosun Group (Managing Director – Fosun Hive, India), Aditya Birla Capital (CEO, ABREF), IL&FS Investment Managers (CEO IL&FS Milestone Core Plus Fund) & J.P. Morgan Asset Management (CIO – India Real Estate business). As part of these assignments, he has held various Investment & Advisory Committee positions as well as represented his principals on various Company Boards.

Mr. Ajit Naik


Mr. Ajit Naik has been inducted on the Board w.e.f. 27th May, 2023. Mr. Ajit Naik brings a wide range of expertise in the space of customer life cycle management, Business strategy design and financial planning.He has honed these skills through a career spanning 25 years in financial corporations and consumer centric organisations as well another 5 years now as an entrepreneur. After his MBA from the University of Pune, he has worked with corporates like ICICI Bank, Birla Sun Life Insurance (Aditya Birla. Financial Services), The Gramophone Company of India Ltd, amongst others. In his entrepreneurial journey, he is associated with a realty company M/s Entity Developers Pvt Ltd as a Managing Director, which is currently developing a 23 storied residential tower at Borivali East.Ajit also has a wide consulting experience built by engaging with many SMEs and NGOs helping them not only bootstrap, but also build a customer centric service.

Mr Tej Mayur


Mr Tej Mayur has been inducted on the Board w.e.f. 27th May, 2023. Mr. Tej Mayur Contractor B.Com H.R College of Commerce and Economics, M.B.A - S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Diploma in Freight Forwarding - Indian Institute of Freight Forwarding, Train the Trainers Course - International Federation of Freight Forwarders (FIATA), Trainer with Bombay University ( Garware Institute) Trainer with JBS Academy, Ahmedabad, Trainer with Indian Institute of Freight Forwarders also Members in

  • Chairman, Advisory Body Information Technology International Federation of Freight Forwarders, Geneva
  • Member of FIATA Logistics Institute, International Federation of Freight Forwarders, Geneva
  • Advisory Body Legal Matters, International Federation of Freight Forwarders, Geneva
  • Brihanmumbai Customs Brokers Association, Shipping Line Committee Chairman
  • President, Indian Institute of Freight Forwarders is the Training Arm of the National Association of Freight Forwarders and Customs brokers in India- FFFAI.

Mr Ramnath P. Sarang

Independent Director

He is a B. COM Graduate (Hons) with a varied and rich professional experience. With more than 25 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry, he was appointed as a Non-Executive Independent Director (Additional Director) on the Board of the Company w.e.f 27th May 2019.