Mr. Abhijit Upadhye joined Tasty Bite® as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in July 2018. He has been the Managing Director since November 3, 2019. He is a seasoned business professional with 20+ years of experience in P&L Management, Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain, Menu. He has substantial experience in leading large teams and launching several new business models. He has worked in multiple industries like e-ommerce, foodservice, retail, FMCG, and business consulting. His experience spans across technology start-ups and large corporations in international and national leadership roles. He has worked with McDonald's Corporation, Flipkart, Infosys, Perfetti, to name a few.
Before joining Tasty Bite®, he worked with Flipkart group of companies where he served as the CEO of Jeeves Consumer Services and F1 Info Solutions (Flipkart group companies). During his tenure, he orchestrated a turnaround for Jeeves and made it into India's largest and finest 3rd party neutral service provider for consumer appliances. This turnaround was a result of a strong vision coupled with product & design-led thinking, creation of an influential performance culture, and ruthless execution rigor. He was also responsible for the acquisition of F1 Info Solutions. He launched several new products, diversifying the overall service portfolio and creating dominance in the after-sales service value chain. At the end of this tenure, Jeeves witnessed a multi-fold growth in revenue, profitability while improving customer service metrics and employee satisfaction scores.
Before Flipkart, he worked with McDonald's Corporation in a global role supporting menu strategy, and supply chain category management. He led large projects like Go-To-Market to improve returns for emerging markets and was a mentor & strategic supply chain advisor for large markets like Japan. He also helped launch the brand in Vietnam. During his tenure in McDonald's India, Abhijit was a part of the core national leadership team. He led the national supply chain, QA, Menu Management, and launched several new business models like McDelivery, Dessert Kiosks, and Breakfast. While working for McDonald's Corporation, Mr. Upadhye was awarded the prestigious "Global Circle of Excellence Award" twice in a row. During his consulting role in Infosys, he received the "Chairman's Award" twice, for contributing towards the development of a multi-million dollar technology solutions. He has also co-authored a case study for Stanford Graduate School of Business on the development of McFry in India.
He is a mechanical engineer from VJTI, Mumbai, and has a Masters in Management Studies from NMIMS, Mumbai.