Chief Executive Officer,
Barista Coffee Company Limited

Mr. Rajat Agrawal is a creative, enthusiastic, and a dynamic professional who has always aimed high and believes in creating value in each sphere of his work. Being the CEO of the brand he is responsible for the overall business operations and strategy along with team and Investor Management. He wishes to leverage his 18 years of experience to further strengthen the brand equity and grow the brand exponentially keeping in mind guest experiences and industry trends.

Founded in 2000, with the goal of becoming India’s finest coffee house, Barista is a pioneer in the Indian coffee chain that provides an authentic Italian coffee experience in pleasant, friendly, and relaxed surroundings. With a distinct brand story, rich heritage, and legacy, the brand is pursuing a growth trajectory in the F&B sector.

Rajat has a strong academic background. He received his CA Charter from the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 2005, the world’s second-largest accounting body. Prior to joining Barista, he has worked with Global Organizations like E&Y, Grant Thornton, Deloitte as part of Assurance&Financial Advisoryvertical and have managed assignments across NBFCs, IT & ITES firms, F&B, Retail, Manufacturing, Telecom, Education.

Rajat aims to propel the brand to new heights and vistas by opening stores across formats. In addition, he is continually on the quest for new and exciting ideas to expand the brand. Moreover, in addition to being a workaholic, he believes that being physically and mentally active is incredibly energizing for both his mind and body and pursues sports whenever time permits. More importantly he believes in creating efficient teams with a sense of ownership.