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    • Mr Vikaas Gutgutia

      Founder & MD, Ferns N Petals

      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 five 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, gifts and cakes, but also to make moments special for loved ones, the first-in-India floral brand boasts of 386 outlets in 120 cities nationwide and delivers across 156 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 twelve verticals namely;FNP Retail and Franchising, FNP E-commerce - India | UAE | Singapore, FNP Cakes ‘N’ More, FNP Weddings & Events, FNP Gardens, Floral Touch – UAE, Flowers ‘N’ More, FNP Flagship Store, Sipping Thoughts, Wedding Design Hub, FNP Media and FNP Water. 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

    • Meeta Gutgutia

      Director & Creative Head, Ferns N Petals

      Meeta Gutgutia and Vikaas Gutgutia co-founded Ferns N Petals in 1994. They have pioneered the concept of flowers, plants and gifting in the online space and have systematized the unorganized wedding marketplace. The company has become India’s largest floral chain and one of the best wedding solution providers in the country.

      Being the creative brain of Ferns N Petals, Meeta has bagged many awards and accolades. Her aesthetic and design sensibility have made Ferns N Petals - The Design Leader. Her approach to design is fresh and extremely vibrant with no set formulas, but at the same time exploratory. She believes business is about innovation. Her creative energies are extensively tested in rolling out new businesses, projects and for everything that requires new thinking. She rolled out the e-commerce, the luxury floral business and women centric programme. As an Advisory board member, Meeta provides valuable assistance to the company. Read More..

      Her baby project, Sipping Thoughts is a digital media brand which focuses on women centric programming and reaches to over 1 Million women monthly. Since its inception, SIPPING THOUGHTS has been working across platforms to create awareness about women centric issues. More information can be found on - www.sippingthoughts.com.

      An ardent believer of women empowerment, Meeta is also an active social worker with 3+ years of experience in different social aspects and issues. She is associated with some notable causes like menstrual hygiene, sponsoring education, health aid for women & children, plantation drive and many other such causes. She believes in constantly doing well for the betterment of the society and actively comes up with projects where she can contribute to her maximum. Her interest in social issues evolved her as a humanitarian and thought leader which she expresses through ‘Sipping Thoughts’ platform and contributes to different social giving in her own capacity and time.

    • 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 17 years! Changing the league of retail and e-commerce at FNP and capitalizing on innovation to transform the growth landscape, Mr 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.Read More..

      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 386 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.

    • 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, FNP Gardens

      Ms Lalita Raghav is associated with Ferns N Petals since 2006. She currently manages all the strategic, operational and customer relationship activities for FNP Gardens and helps in the expansion of overall clientele. She has held several positions in the company during her stint and has been an integral part of planning and setting up new verticals within the FNP Garden's Division. Read More..

      Ms Raghav has a total of 25 years of total work experience in various industries; the core always remaining Sales and CRM. Before joining FNP, she was associated with media, where she had hands-full experience in front & behind the camera. She has a knack of adopting innovative methods, developing and implementing plans to increase existing business and capture new opportunities. Her key focus has always been building long-term associations with new and existing customers. By virtue of having travelled extensively within India, Lalita has a deep understanding of various cultures and languages and hence likes to call herself ‘a multi-cultural wedding expert’ who understands customers’ requirements deeply and accordingly designs & customizes packages for them keeping in mind their varied expectations.

      She is a People's person and loves to meet up, socialise and travel when time permits.

    • Ms. Rajshree Boobna

      Director, FNP Weddings & Events

      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 decor 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

      COO, FNP Retail and Franchise

      “It is mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

      Mr Anil Sharma has an experience of nearly 25 years and has been a part of Ferns N Petals since 2004. From last 12 years, he is leading Retail and Franchise development of the company as Vice President. An analytical decision maker, he believes firmly in training & learning & innovation and is driven by the saying – “You rest, you rest” and “Change is the only constant”. Read More..

      Under his guidance, the brand has expanded his presence nationwide through 386 retail outlets of Flowers and Cakes in 120 cities. The company has also emerged as one of the ‘Delhi NCR’s 50 Hot Brands’ and has also bagged the ‘Business Leadership Award’.

      He holds Economics honours degree from Pune University which helped him with sharp vision and very calculative mind. Mr Sharma actively strategizes the retail and franchise proposals and formulates the various franchise offerings, merchandising, procurement as well as distribution.

    • Ms. Kusum Suri

      Director, Weddings Design Hub

      Ms. Kusum Suri, a veteran in wedding decor planning and execution, has a rich experience of over 20 years. After completing her degree from Moscow, she started her career in export and import trading. After returning to India, her professional journey with Ferns N Petals started in 2002 wherein she was instrumental in establishing and sphere heading the growth of FNP Weddings. She was also the pilot for the launch of a new vertical- Flowers N More, wherein she created a one stop solution for any floral boutique. Read More..

      Her desire to create an exceptional module for the Wedding fraternity, she came up with Wedding Design Hub which serves as B2B platform and is one stop solution for providing wedding setup, props and accessories, along with the co-founders. With her persistent efforts and constant endeavor, she streamlined the process of designing, production, installation and execution and brings them under one roof.

    • Mr. Manish Saini

      COO, 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.

    • Devyani Kantawala

      Director, Business Development, FNP Weddings & Events

      Over the years, Ms Devyani Kantawala has created a stronghold in the Indian wedding industry with her fine understanding of décor. Holding an Advanced Floral Design Certificate, Ms Devyani has been associated with the company since 2014. Her key focus has always been Customer Relationship Management. She ensures client satisfaction with the nuanced and integrated approach. She has organised some of the most aesthetically pleasing weddings and events across the country. Read More..

      Her enthusiasm towards the work motivates the team under her to accomplish their goals effectively.

    • Ms. Shikha Thareja

      Wedding Designer & Former Director Design with FNP Weddings

      With an experience of over 22 years, her sense of style and flair for elegance proved perfectly suitable to create the most memorable social events. She has an ability to transform ordinary spaces into lush and opulent ambience to be enjoyed by the clients. Shikha Thareja has designed the maximum fixed wedding venues in Delhi and some of the biggest weddings in the country. She comes together as partner with Mr Vikaas Gutgutia and Ms Kusum Suri to build a production house to offer a one stop solution for wedding setups and props to the wedding fraternity with design intent.

    • Mr. Manoj Kumar Jain

      Group CFO & COO- FNP Gardens

      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.

    • Mr Nishant Madhukar

      HR Head

      Nishant Madhukar comes with a track record of quarterbacking strategic change, transformation, inception, revamp and roll-up in high-growth companies with large as well as lean teams. An analytical decision-maker, he is an ardent advocate of a culture of alignment, inclusion and innovation, steering people practices for business transition by using robust regulatory framework and linking cross-functional synergies with common values. Read More..

      Besides a post-graduate degree, he carries an array of certifications in Corporate Ethics & Governance, Organizational Change & Development, TQM, Fire, Occupational and Food Safety. He is also a certified Mystery Auditor, a Six Sigma Green Belt holder and a Certified Internal Auditor in ISO 14001 (EMS) & 18001 (OHSAS) series.

      He has been associated with ITC Welcomgroup Hotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, American Express Travel India and Unitech Hospitality & Facility Management, two of which have consistently been amongst the Best Places to Work in India. In year 2012, the Association of Hospitality Professionals awarded him as the Most Outstanding Management Aptitude. He joined FNP in 2017 and received the HR Value Creator Award for Excellence in Change and Transformation at People and Culture Summit 2018 for the people practices introduced at FNP in 2018. Further in 2019, FNP won the prestigious Future of Workplace and Leadership Award, and also got recognized by BML Munjal University for investing in Learning & Development of people to achieve Business Excellence.

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