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Gaurav Marya


Chairman & Founder – Franchise India Group

Mr. Gaurav Marya is a highly successful serial entrepreneur and India's foremost franchising and company growth guru. He is well-known in India for pioneering the franchise and small company revolution. He is the visionary force behind Franchise India, the largest integrated small business, franchise, and retail Solution Company. Franchise India's many business divisions provide end-to-end company growth solutions. Media, events, consultancy, and brokerage are a few of them.

He is widely considered India's leading consultant, having provided critical advice to over 5000 large and small businesses in India and internationally, assisting them in making educated business decisions. He has offered to coach and provides advising services to over 25,000 aspiring entrepreneurs, mainly focusing on selecting and overcoming the hurdles of starting a business. Thus, directly and indirectly, benefiting over 10 million business investors.

Mr. Marya is known for his non-conformist operating style, confrontational management style, and aggressive marketing business techniques, as reflected in his publications, notably the best-selling franchising book "The Science of Reproducing Success," which has sold over 25,000 copies. He's also the author of "Take Charge," a book about becoming more entrepreneurial and altering your thinking to grow your business, which is now the best-selling business book in India. In Changing India, his third book, "It Takes Two to Tango," provides tips for building a customer connection. He is the Chairman of the Indian Franchise Association and has helped over 200 multinational firms join the Indian market.

Our chairman believes his biggest accomplishments to be his long-term relationships with small and medium businesses that have developed into large corporations. He gets a lot of pleasure from being a part of hundreds of success stories. He has led several international business conferences on franchising and retailing.

Venus Marya


Chief Executive Officer - FranGlobal

In her second tenure with Franchise India, Ms. Venus is directing the International Business with FranGlobal. She was previously the CEO of Francorp India. She has worked in 45 countries across several industries for over 24 years in international development, corporate consulting, sales, and entrepreneurship. Over the last decade, Ms. Barak has assisted over 4000 SMEs and Fortune 500 companies with donor relations, fundraising, and growth, including FedEx, Ronald McDonald's House Charities, Virgin Atlantic, Alcon, 3M, Tata Group, Reliance, and Aditya Birla Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, ITC, and others.

Because of her broad expertise and experience, she commands authority when it comes to growth initiatives such as franchising, channel development, distribution, licencing, strategic alliances, government policy, finance, fundraising, brand development, sales, and marketing.

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