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National American University Confers Hon Doctorate on Nitin Nagrale

Nitin Nagrale (3rd from Right) receiving hon. Doctorate

It’s a prestigious honour for Foodlink Services VP and founder Gen Sec HPMF 

It’s a great news for hospitality professional in India, Nitin Shankar Nagrale, Vice President, Materials and Projects at Foodlink Services was recently conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Supply Chain Management. The doctorate is conferred by the National American University, which is one of the prestigious Universities globally. Nagrale was recognized for his extraordinary contributions and excellence in the field.

The convocation award ceremony was recently held at the Embassy of Russian Federation (RCSC), New Delhi. The event was patronised by leading diplomats and who’s who of the hospitality industry.

It may be noted that Nitin Nagrale is also Founder and General Secretary of Hospitality Purchasing Manager’s Forum (HPMF). He is a visionary procurement strategist and pre-opening procurement specialist for Luxury Hotels in India and South-East Asia.

A Masters in Marketing Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai, a Diploma in Materials Management from IIMM Bangalore and a Diploma in Hotel Management-Catering Technology and  Applied Nutrition from IHM Mumbai, combined with an illustrious career of over 25 years in prestigious hospitality brands like the Taj, Grand Hyatt, Starwood’s Westin and Accor’s Sofitel.

Nitin Nagrale (3rd from left) taking path before receiving hon. Doctorate

Nitin is recipient of numerous prestigious awards that consists of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 at Bangalore. Hall of Fame Award – Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Industry 2018 by Trinity at Goa and top 50 Innovation Leaders 2018 by BTVI.

He is the first Person in the World to have completed the Certified Hotel Purchase Manager Certification Course from the American Hotel and Lodging Education Institute (AHLEI).

He founded the Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum in India – the first ever platform to converge over 2600 buyers from Hospitality Industry. There are more than two thousands members and its growing manifold on day to day basis.

Nitin is highly revered as an Advisory Board Member of various organizations like SIAL, Indian Food Delegation, India International Hospitality Expo (IHE), IDE Global and has recently been appointed as National President, Policy Development and Research Cell by Human Rights & Social Justice Committee, New Delhi.

Nitin Shankar Nagrale, Vice President, Materials and Projects at Foodlink Services and founder General Secretary HPMF, after receiving prestigious Honrary Doctorate said “It’s an honor to receive this Doctorate. It would further motivate me to do something extraordinary for society and hospitality industry. I am thankful to all the people who stood by me during good and bad time of life. I am humbled with this honorary doctorate bestowed upon me and would like to thank everyone involved for choosing me”.


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