Meet the Team

Hardworking faces behind Chai Thela who are giving their best to let the company reach on its desired goals.


Pankaj Judge

An alumnus of IIT Kharagpur , always wanted to do something in chai sector because of his love towards chai. His love can be deduced from his words like “No one says no to Chai”, “Chai is never bad”, “If you cut me, I would bleed chai”. This is not his sole step towards entrepreneurship. Prior to this, he started a company called Jiyo India in Kolkata which was into healthy snacks through QSR model and also has an experience of working with Oracle. He also has a good sense of humour and is a huge fan of movies.


Shiv Mehta

Done his B.Sc(Honors) in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Oxford Brookes University, U.K. at IIMT, Bengal. A seasoned professional with rich cross-functional exposure of 15 years in the hospitality industry including couple of international exposure in various Food & Beverage formats and Sales & Marketing. His personal preference for Masala Chai and curiosity to explore more inspired him to be a part of the Chai Thela’s young brigade to lead the Operation and to Market the brand through new era of fast-paced social media.


Maninder Singh

Had done MBA in Retail Management and has an experience of more than 11 years on his back with the prestigious brands like Adidas, Shoppers Stop and Chai Point. He is also passionate for chai and had an experience of handling the entire city for Chai Point. Apart from making chai, he loves cooking and travelling, Being in Operations & Product availability he earned so much of Experience that now he is Handling all the New store Opening with keeping a check on Operations as well.

Country & Operations Head

Gagan Batra

Done his BA from Manav Bharti, after that done his BHM from RIG Institute , Greater Noida has an Experience of more than 9.5 years with the Prestigious Brands like Taj Mann Singh Hotel, Crown Plaza, Gurugram , MC Donald’s & Chaayos.

Currently working with Chai Thela from Past 3 Years. Working in Operations Team since the Day he Joined and Operating things so well that his Hard Work Rewarded him with the Position of Country Head. Handling tasks and managing things well are some of his Hobbies.

Anil Negi

Lead People & Culture

Anil is a Graduate from Delhi University and also holds an executive diploma in Business Management from Symbiosis, Pune. Anil has over 25 years of rich professional professional experience with Brands like KFC, Dominos, Costa Coffee, HCL to name few.

Srishti Chawla

Design Head & Project Executive

Had done her Graduation from Delhi University and IP University in B.VOC Interior Design. She is into the Industry from Past 3 Years and have Completed Several Projects worked for Big Brands.Currently handling the Project Design & Marketing. The credit for all the Creativity in Chai Thela goes to her.

Manju Kashyap

Admin & HR Executive

Done Graduation in from Sikkim Manipal University. She has an experience of 3.5 Years in IT Sector, She Joined Chai Thela in Sept,2019 as an Admin, Accounts Executive. Now Dealing in Various Administrative task & handling multiple departments.

Rajiv Kumar

Warehouse Manager

Has a Total Experience of 10Years in procurement, vendor development , logistics , warehousing & materials management in hospitality with well known Brands. He worked with Chaayos before joining Chai Thela , he is reliable & independently managing the warehouse at Chai Thela.

Chitranjan Pandey

Accounts Head

Mr. Chitranjan Pandey had 13 Years of Work Experience with a well known Reputed Brand Sagar Ratna in Accounts as Accounts Manager, Post Graduated in MBA Finance from Annamalai University. Currently He is Working with Chai Thela as the Finance Controller.

Bhuvan Chandra

IT Head

He had one year Diploma in Computer Hardware & networking from Jetking. Has a Total Professional Experience of 15 Years with Sagar Ratna Restaurant ,Dr. Shroff Charity Hospital & Many More. Currently Working as IT Head in Chai Thela.

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