New Delhi : Nitin Nagrale, Vice President, Materials and Projects at Foodlink Services was recently conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Supply Chain Management by the National American University. Mr Nagrale was recognized for his extraordinary contributions, and excellence in the field. He was awarded at the convocation ceremony held recently at the Embassy of Russian Federation (RCSC), New Delhi.
Nitin Nagrale is also Founder and General Secretary of Hospitality Purchasing Managers’Forum (HF). He is a visionary of procurement strategist and pre-opening procurement specialist for Luxury Hotels in India and South-East Asia.
A Masters in Marketing Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai, a Diploma in Materials Management from IIM Bangalore and a Diploma in Hotel Management-Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition from IHM combined with an illustrious career of over 25 years in prestigious hospitality brands like the Taj, Grand Hyatt, Starwood’s Westin and Accor’s Sofitel, has earned Nitin prestigious awards like:
· Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 at Bangalore
· Hall of Fame Award – Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Industry 2018 by Trinity at Goa &
· Top 50 Innovation Leaders 2018 by BTVI
He is the first person in the World to have completed the Certified Hotel Purchase Manager Certification Course from the American Hotel and Lodging Education Institute (AHLEI).
He founded the Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum in India – the first ever platform to converge over 2600 buyers from Hospitality Industry.
Nitin is highly revered as an Advisory Board Member of various organizations like SIAL, Indian Food Delegation, India International Hospitality Expo (IHE), IDE Global and has recently been appointed as National President, Policy Development and Research Cell by Human Rights & Social Justice Committee, New Delhi.