Ajay Kaul

Former CEO, Jubilant Foodworks Ltd Senior Director and Advisor, Everstone Group

With a corporate career spanning 30 years, Ajay Kaul has worked at companies such as American Express, Lufthansa, TNT (India and Indonesia), including his stint as CEO of Jubilant FoodWorks for 12 years. Jubilant FoodWorks operates Domino’s Pizza and Dunkin’ Donuts in India, and under Ajay’s leadership, became India’s largest and fastest-growing food service company, while India became Domino’s largest market in the world (after the US). Ajay is currently working in an advisory capacity with various companies, which have interests in India and overseas. His primary role is that of a Senior Advisor with Everstone Capital Advisers. He also actively mentors a few startups in his personal capacity and through the Indian Angel Network. In addition, he also founded a charitable trust to undertake socially responsible work. Ajay has been recognized with the “Distinguished Alumnus of the Year” Award by XLRI Jamshedpur in 2014; “Outstanding CEO of the Year” Award by CEO India Inc. in 2014; as one of the “Top 100 CEOs in India” for 3 years by Business Today; “Entrepreneur of the Year 2010” Award by Ernst & Young. Ajay holds a Bachelor of Technology from IIT Delhi and an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur.