the founders


A renowned entrepreneur, consultant and author, Gaurav dons many professional hats. Presently he is serving as the Chairman for the Franchise India group. He has been instrumental in establishing, and revolutionizing the Franchise holding concepts in India.

Gaurav is widely admired for his non-conformist operating style, direct and to-the-point advice and vigorous marketing tactics and strategy. With a team of over 700 people, 40 offices and outreach in 300 towns and cities, the Franchise India Group touches more than five million individual entrepreneurs impacting more than 2,50,00 businesses.


Recognized amongst the top “50 Most Powerful Hoteliers in India”, Sudhir is the Managing Director for the U HOSTELS Group. He is also the M.D. for Ananta Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a renowned hospitality solutions brand that owns the Sierra Chain of Hotels. Previously, he has held prominent roles such as a President and Member of the Board at the Best Western India and also has served as the Vice President - Development for Choice Hotels India. During his stint with these chains he has successfully spearheaded many quality improvements and helped accelerate brand growth at various levels.