S. Venkatesh


Formerly a business executive with over 15 years of experience in the corporate sector, Mr. Venkatesh is the brain behind the corporatisation of Vada Pav. Goli is the first Indian company, in the, ethnic food segment, which has worked on the back end and all the various types of vadas are made in a fully automated plant. Every vada passes through a metal detector and x-ray machines to ensure the product is of International standard.

Goli Vada Pav aims to impart an ethnic status to the humble vada pav, create employment and play a pivotal role in nurturing entrepreneurs.With his first Store in Mumbai in Feb 2004, there has been no looking back for him.

Today with more than 140 stores established across Maharashtra and South India ,Venkatesh looks at taking his dream to the next level.

Today Venkatesh shares his success with young management graduates at India`s leading Business Schools and the Goli Vada pav success story is a part of the ISB Case studies for students.

Recently “Travel and Leisure”: magazine has rated Goli Vadapa pav amongst the top 22 fast food chains in the world.