Yogesh Bellani, the Former CEO & Director of Del Monte Foods India has joined food and beverage supply-chain automation and fulfilment platform SupplyNote as an Advisory Board Member. In addition to investing in the brand, in his role at SupplyNote, Bellani will be actively participating in chalking out the growth trajectory for Brand SupplyNote over the next few years.
The brand has already grown over 3.5x by GTV in the last one year, and to further pick up the pace it has decided to strengthen its board leadership team which will lead and mentor its next stage of growth.
Bellani comes with over two decades of rich and immersive Leadership experience in the food industry and has a proven track record of starting, building and scaling-up consumer businesses. He has built two immensely successful businesses, Kohinoor Ready to Eat Foods (later acquired by McCormick, US) and Del Monte in India. His years of leadership & entrepreneurial experience, network, and strategic insights would not only add great value to the team, but would also act as a catalyst in the brand’s growth and evolution in the coming years.
At Kohinoor, Bellani was responsible for setting up of the RTE division in 2002 as its founding member and for scaling it to become one of the leading players in the RTE category by 2007, working with marquee international food and retail brands across the globe.
In addition to this, Bellani was the founding member first employee to start the Del Monte journey in India in January 2008. Under his vision and leadership, Del Monte Foods India has emerged as one of the fastest growing food and beverage brands in India. Given his journey so far, he has been instrumental in conceptualising and raising some key brands and businesses in the F&B industry.
“Yogesh brings years of experience and strengths with him that will be pivotal to our growing business. Moreover, Yogesh has been a Corporate Entrepreneur throughout his career as can be seen by the stature of the brands that he has built from ground up. At SupplyNote his mentoring will be a game-changer for the brand. Onboarding him, we are adding great insights into our business strategy and it will help us bridge gaps and strengthen our growth trajectory. Now is time to raise the bar, and I see that we can aim for bigger milestones & achievements with multi-fold growth in the coming years,” said Kushang, co-founder and chief executive officer, SupplyNote.
“For restaurants, cloud kitchens and other F&B businesses a lot of cost solely goes into warehousing, inventory management and other infrastructural requirements. SupplyNote has been working relentlessly towards reinventing the way F&B outlets work in India and has exhibited tremendous growth so far. I am excited and look forward to working with a group of passionate young minds to revolutionize the F&B supply chain with my experience,” said Yogesh Bellani- Advisory Board Member.
The platform had announced rigorous international expansion. The new leadership team expansion comes in line with the strategic expansion that the brand is looking at. Currently, its solution is deployed across 2500+ outlets, and in the new fiscal it plans at adding over 10,000 outlets.
Incepted in 2019, SupplyNote is a supply chain automation startup providing SAAS platform to F&B businesses. Established by the founders- Kushang-CEO, Abhishek Verma-COO, Nitin Prakash-CPO and Harshit Mittal-CTO, the company was started with an aim to provide end to end digitization of procurement process and automation steps like inventory management, ordering, payment ledger management and to solve the supplier/product discovery problems. The company has raised a total of US$ 1.6 million till date, and is backed by renowned investors including -SucSEED Ventures, Venture Catalysts, CIO Angels, 91 Springboard and GHV Accelerator. Over the period the company has witnessed a 150 percent YoY growth. It currently boasts a strength of over 45 employees that create a difference every day in the way restaurant businesses run pan India. Its technology has already benefitted over 5000 F&B businesses including buyers and suppliers.