Director,Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.
As the JV Partner and Managing Director of McDonald’s India, a Joint Venture with McDonald’s Corporation of USA., Vikram has successfully established McDonalds as the leading consumer brand and Industry leader in the QSR sector. Vikram Bakshi oriented a multinational giant to be sensitive to Indian cultural nuances when the concept of Glocal (Global company with local focus) was in its infancy in the country. In its last decade of operations in India, McDonald’s India has achieved major milestones in the QSR business, and has set the benchmarks for others to follow.
Nominated as the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ by The Economic Times for two years (2004 & 2005) in succession, Vikram Bakshi’s contribution to the industry has been increasingly recognized in the country.
Won the prestigious CII National Food Safety Award for significant achievement in Food Safety Systems.
He was conferred at 5th International Franchise and Retail Show-07 by Franchise India.
He has been recognized as ‘The Most Admired Food Professional of the Year’ at The Golden Spoon Awards 2008 - The Images Award for Excellence in food retailing.