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Tapan Vaidya

Tapan Vaidya

CEO, Papa John's (UAE & KSA)

BSc in Mathematics from St. Xavier’s College & a Business Diploma from NMIMS, Mumbai, India, Tapan started working in restaurants from his University days – loved his work so much, he never left the industry. 

 

Now a veteran in the industry & on Caterer Middle East Power 50 List 2020 & 2021; RetailME ICONS awardee for 2021; Tapan is currently CEO of PJP Investments Group, owner-operators of Papa John's in the UAE & Saudi Arabia. With 36 years’ experience across Middle East & India, Tapan has been associated with the development of hundreds of restaurants across these markets with brands including Papa John's, Chili’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Outback Steakhouse… it is a long list. Currently focused on developing and expanding Papa John's in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, Tapan is keen to give back to the industry from his deep knowledge and hands on experience. He is also on the Advisory Board of DRG, patronized by Dubai Chamber of Commerce. The current crisis that the industry has now faced for almost two years, Tapan has dug deep to bring new insights and creative solutions in handling his business. 

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