Rohit Sawhney
Chief Executive Officer

Rohit Sawhney, embodies an unwavering work ethic and a visionary outlook for the company.  His tenure at Elior India commenced as Chief Financial Officer & in August 2023, he was elevated to the position of CEO.  His seasoned expertise, honed at prestigious organizations like Gate Gourmet and Intercontinental Hotels Group, reflects not just financial acumen but visionary leadership. His dedication to optimizing operations and driving operational and financial strategies reflects not only professional excellence but a commitment to fostering Elior’s India ‘s growth.

His vision extends beyond conventional corporate goals. Rohit envisions an organization that actively contributes to social causes, fostering an inclusive and collaborative culture. This forward-thinking approach aligns with Elior’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, steering the company toward a future marked by financial success and meaningful social impact. Under his leadership, we are not just a provider of culinary delights but a catalyst for positive change.


David Edward Raj
Director, Operations and Innovation

David is an industry stalwart with a keen focus on  people and results, boasting extensive experience across various segments of food services and hospitality. With a proven track record of thirty years and more , in corporate catering, banquet catering, events, health and wellness catering, and education catering, he excels in delivering impactful outcomes. A career spanning the Taj Group of Hotels, Intercontinental Group of Hotels in the Gulf, and a tenure at the Leela Palace Bangalore. David’s journey reflects a commitment to excellence and innovation in team building, process optimization, strategic product development, and innovation, all aimed at enhancing the guest experience.

Known for his collaborative approach, David has successfully partnered with operators, C-suite stakeholders, cross-functional teams, and supplier partners to drive strategic brand initiatives forward. His expertise lies in leveraging supplier networks, market conditions, and consumer insights to develop robust business strategies. With a passion for hospitality at his core, David’s strategic relationships across operations, finance, creative, marketing, and supplier networks make him a valuable asset in the industry.


Rajni Sharma
Director, Business development

Rajni Sharma, our dynamic Director of Sales and Business Development, brings over two decades of expertise in Integrated Facility Management and F&B services. With MBA in Business Administration, she continuously hones her skills and expertise. A strategic thinker and expert in solution selling, Rajni’s leadership is driving us towards new horizons.  Leveraging a futuristic mindset and market knowledge, she consistently identifies growth opportunities and implements effective sales strategies. With a customer-centric approach, she forges lasting partnerships and consistently exceeds revenue targets. Rajni’s commitment to continuous improvement and her pursuit of excellence make her an invaluable asset, shaping Elior’s growth trajectory with resilience and progress.


Surbhi Vohra
Director, Business Development

Surbhi Vohra Gupta, a trailblazer in Sales and Business Development, infuses passion and innovation into her role at Elior. With over seventeen years of enriching experience in Hospitality and Tourism, Surbhi is known for unlocking new dimensions of business potential. Passionate about building client relationships and driving revenue, Surbhi brings a wealth of expertise garnered from her diverse roles. Her journey includes successful stints at leading companies like Staywell Hospitality Group, Shangri-la, IHG, Lemon Tree etc.

She thrives on challenges, turning them into opportunities for growth. Her dedication to commercial best practices has earned her accolades like the “Great People Awards.” Surbhi’s leadership philosophy, characterized by innovation and forward-thinking, continues to shape Elior India’s growth trajectory, embodying the spirit of culinary innovation and client satisfaction.


Manoj Kanunga
Finance Director

Manoj’s financial acumen, demonstrated in areas like taxation, budgeting, and strategic planning, has been a driving force in Elior’s journey. Armed with an MBA in Finance, Manoj ensures robust and sustainable financial frameworks, contributing significantly to financial success of the organization. Manoj Kanunga, Elior India’s Finance Director, is responsible for defining and navigating our financial strategies with seasoned expertise. A chartered accountant with a rich background spanning Infrastructure, Real Estate, and Food & Beverage industries, Manoj’s seventeen years of experience shines through. Manoj’s excellence in handling transaction advisory in addition to ERP and implementation has been instrumental in him getting elevated from Finance controller to Finance Director at Elior India.


Ramakanta Mishra
Director, Human Resources

Harnessing the power of the workforce for organizational progress
Ramakanta in his role as Director HR and is responsible for scaling up the organization capability through the alignment of people’s agenda with the company’s business strategy, ensuring aggressive growth through organic initiatives and acquisitions. He has also spearheaded various projects related to Global and Asia business HR initiatives and practices a hands-on global HR strategy. Ramakanta has held many HR Leadership roles and has over 20+ years of experience in diverse industries & geographies across sectors such as FMCG, IT services, Media, Hygiene/Facilities Services, Engineering and Manufacturing. He believes that every business issue is a symptom of deeper human or organizational issues and by resolving them, progress can be achieved.