Mr. Vikaas Gutgutia
Founder and MD
He brought to life an astonishing idea that transformed into a successful business venture. In 1994, Vikaas Gutgutia curated India’s premier brand of floral solutions- Ferns N Petals. Pursuing a simple course of education in his native place, Vikaas always had a keen desire of making big in life. Creative in his thoughts and ambitious by nature, he began paving a career for himself. This maestro had a firm belief in his vision and has proved his mettle to the world as Founder of Ferns N Petals. Read More..
Twenty one years back, a first-generation businessman embarked his journey by providing bespoke and finest floral solutions. Successful execution of the idea is what separates the dreamers from the entrepreneurs. Today, seen in almost every corner of every city, FNP has made a mark and has pioneered the concept of organized flower market in India. Not just for the retailing of flowers and gifts, but also to make moments special for loved ones, the first-in-India floral brand boasts of 200 outlets in 85 cities nationwide and delivers across 155 countries worldwide. This is the largest in flower delivery sector.
Mr. Gutgutia over the period of time has been able to deep seat his baby project into nine verticals namely; Ferns N Petals Retail and Franchising, FNP E-commerce-India & UAE, FNP Weddings & Events- India, Floral Touch-India & UAE, FNP Gardens, FNP Flagship Store, Wedding Design Hub, FNP Select and giftsbymeeta.com. With his persistent efforts and desire to create an exceptional brand, he brought a new edge to the flower gifting and wedding décor in the country. With a varied array of prestigious national and international awards to its credit, Ferns N Petals has established a robust foothold globally.
Ms. Meeta Gutgutia
Director & Creative Head
Ms Meeta Gutgutia is associated with the company since its inception in 1994, she has successfully been the inspiration for the innovative and artistic bent of the group. She now has to her credit of introducing GBM (giftsbymeeta.com), giving the online buyers a platform which only caters to an exclusive collection of gifts. Apart from the gifting portal, she heads The Flagship Store by Ferns N Petals – a floral boutique store which is an epitome of luxury and opulence. Meeta holds a degree in Fashion Designing, Read More..
therefore understanding of fine details and a tasteful choice of décor makes her an indispensable part of the FNP family.
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Mr. Pawan Gadia
CEO, Online and Retail
Born in the cultural capital of India, Pawan Gadia hails Kolkata’s immense creative energy. An under graduate from Kolkata University, the intellectual mind has altered the face of retail as well as online floral and gifting industry in India. He joined Ferns N Petals in 2001 to create a robust business prospectus, today he has achieved an unparalleled leadership position in the floral retail segment in a span of 15 years! Changing the league of retail and e-commerce at FNP and capitalizing on innovation to transform Read More..
the growth landscape, Pawan Gadia, the Chief Executive Officer- Retail & Online, perceives the role of his company as that of a pioneer in the retail business of the floral industry.
In 2002, he started the e-commerce division and is responsible for managing its operations in India and abroad. Today www.fnp.com is the country’s leading online floral and gifting portal. When he joined in 2001, the brand had only 7 franchised outlets. In 2002, he strategized and incorporated the retail and franchising wing of the company. He formulated various franchise offerings by creating support mechanism to sustain and monitor the same.
Today, FNP is the largest floral retail chain in the world having a staggering network of 200 outlets pan India. With 30 years of enriching work experience, he strongly believes in empowering his team to become efficient future CEOs and letting them take ownership of their work.
Ms. Swati Pandya Sood
"My creativity is like looking through the eyes of a child at a world in which everything is possible....Its a feeling which I hope-I will never lose...."
Born in New Delhi and raised at Prithviraj Road in her kindergarten years, Swati indulged in her passion for decor by styling her dad’s own garden and house as a child. Her rich Gujrati heritage gave her creativity to blossom. Read More..
She has been in the wedding industry since last 14 years. . She has to her credit projects that she has solely crafted in their totality, globally for many top of the line industrialists, celebrities, bureaucrats, media personnel and opinion makers. Swati's forte lies in conceptualising the most impeccable state of the art luxury wedding decor. Her minutest eye for detailing is her USP.
Feather in her cap is her own portrait that was unveiled in New Delhi & Mumbai by the famous Bollywood actor Imran Khan as she was painted on canvas by the famous Bollywood Artist Ms Anjana Kuthiala among 14 successful Indian Entrepreneurs in 2011 along with a coffee table book that was launched by the Delhi Chief Minister Mrs Sheila Dixit titled as “Women in Power” in 2010.
This versatile business woman is also a Visiting faculty for NIFT New Delhi, decor columnist for HT city ,inside outside ,better interiors & her lifeline are her GURU ji & her 2 daughters. She loves yacht sailing & reading.
Creativity is like wine, only gets better with time is what she reiterates…
Mr. Ashish Boobna
Director, FNP Weddings & Events
An expert in creating mega structures for weddings, Mr Ashish Boobna heads the Weddings & Events division at Ferns N Petals. His valuable inputs in guiding the entire national and international observance is vital to the company. The blissful compositions in wedding affairs is driven underneath his leadership. A graduate in Commerce, he has been associated with the company since its inception. The team under him understands the crucial requirements of the wedding industry and the intricacies involved for the back-end operations in creating the magnificent wedding setups.
Ms. Lalita Raghav
Vice President, Weddings & Events
Ms Lalita Raghav is associated with the company since 2006. Being a proficient in design principles, she brings with herself an expertise of client servicing to identify the minute details and suggests innovative concepts to create breathtaking events. Her key focus has always been Customer Relationship Management. She has a knack of fine details and focusses on the conceptualization and implementation of creative ideas. Lalita is also an expert Read More..
in organizing niche and personalized services for destination weddings. She has been an integral part of planning and organizing the most prestigious projects of the brand. The close-knit team under her comprehends the importance of working in synchronization.
Ms. Rajshree Boobna
CEO, Floral Touch
Ms Rajshree Boobna is associated with Ferns N Petals since 2006. Under her management, a new vertical- Floral Touch was born in 2011, which envisions to provide fabulous weddings and social functions mainly targeted at Hotels. The specialized team under her understands the importance of critical deadlines. Rajshree is the support system for the entire team. Her guiding principles are an inspiration for the energetic group behind her. Being a preferred empaneled wedding décor Read More..
specialists with major five star hotels, Floral Touch Team strives to meet the expectations with the highest of standards. It also serves for all the requirements for any corporate event.
Mr. Anil Sharma
Vice-President, FNP Retail and Franchise
Holding an Economics honours degree from Pune University, Mr Anil Sharma, has been associated with Ferns N Petals since 2004. He is managing franchise development since May 2008 and has been in a spree of opening 200 franchise outlets of the company. He actively strategises the retail and franchise proposals and formulates the various franchise offerings, merchandising, procurement and distribution. He creates the support mechanism to sustain and monitor the same.
Ms. Kusum Suri
Vice-President, FNP Select
Ms Kusum Suri has been associated with Ferns N Petals since 2002. In her overall career occurrence of 19 years, she has seven years of wide experience to her credit in export-import trading. She has also been associated with Weddings division of FNP and was leading that department for six years. She has also contributed in opening a new vertical- FNP Select and has been instrumental in advancing this division to a new height. It provides one stop solution for all kind of needs of any flower shop. Read More..
The initiative was to bring everything under one roof for the convenience of its business partners and customers, offering a wide range of exclusive products. She has been persistent in her achievements therefore this is the outcome of a new vertical 'Wedding Design Hub'.
Mr. Manish Saini
Vice President, FNP E-Commerce
Mr Manish joined Ferns N Petals family in 2013, to take its success ahead of its own benchmarks. Mr Manish comes with 16 years of rich experience in internet industry. He has got hands on experience in many domains including Rich Media, Interactive Content for Internet, Visual Design, Digital Marketing, Project Management, ecommerce technologies. He has worked for some of the reckoned names like Genesis Group (Satya Paul), LIQVID eLearning Services, and Prakriti Technologies (Orient group) in the past. Read More..
For his valuable contribution, he also received the 'Great Mentor Award' from Genesis Group.
Ms. Sangeeta Chaudhary
General Manager - Ecommerce
A focussed and dynamic e-commerce professional with expertise in Digital Marketing, SEO, SEM, PPC, Affiliate Marketing, Usability Standards, Creative Designing, Project Management, Internet Media development. A go-getter in nature with 7 years of rich experience in ecommerce, Ms. Sangeeta Choudhary has been serving Ferns N Petals since 2006.
Designated as the General Manager with Ferns N Petals, e-Commerce, she currently is responsible for overall sales & marketing for e-commerce, Read More..
set up the various end-to-end e-commerce process, right from Product Designing, Website Designing, Usability Testing, Merchandising, Corporate Sales, Digital Marketing, Product Delivery Operations, Processes, Offline-Online Channel Integration and team.
With her immense calibre and positive attitude for her work, she is handling Strategic Consulting, including Business Plan & Sales, Strategy Development, Web Site Traffic Growth, Corporate Business Sales, Affiliate Marketing and Alliances, New Product Development & Designing, taking care of overall e-commerce division growth & functionality.
Ms. Devyani Kantawala
Director, The Flagship Store
Enriched with years of experience in floral industry, Ms Devyani Kantawala is the latest entrant to Ferns N Petals family. She is the driving force behind the functioning of The Flagship Store. This uniquely crafted boutique serves to a niche clientele. Holding Advanced Floral Design Certificate, Devyani is proficient in client servicing and manages their requirements, right from inception to conception. She serves as the catalyst for achieving revenue objectives and organic growth through her effectual endeavors. Read More..
Her enthusiasm towards the work motivates the team under her to accomplish their goals effectively.
Ms. Shikha Thareja
Director-Design, FNP Weddings
An interior designer by profession, Shikha is there in the company from more than 10 years. Her responsibility involves conceptualization of wedding sets with different themes, and set production. She is credited with setting up the design wing of FNP Weddings, and is the main brain behind all décor designs produced by the company.
Mr. Manoj Kumar Jain
Mr Manoj Kumar is a competent finance professional with an analytical mind and extensive knowledge of the trade. With more than 19 years in this industry, understanding of financial intricacies is his forte. He directs the procedures of financial accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, banking and audits of the company. Mr Kumar provides financial advice and support to colleagues to enable them to make sound business decisions. He is also actively involved in formulating strategic plans for the company.
Ms. Manju Luthra
Head- HR and Administration
Ms Manju Luthra is a senior human resources professional with 18 years of diverse sectoral experience in various reputed organizations. She handles People Management Operations, Discipline Management, Liasoning with the government department and administration contributing to the firm's strategic and operational goals to ensure effective human resource services. Ms Manju is associated with Ferns N Petals since 2011. She holds MBA degree in HR, Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law & Administration. Read More..
Her areas of specialization are Human Resource Management and maintaining healthy employee relations.