Rohit, a first generation entrepreneur, started his career in the leather industry, and has over 20 years of experience in sourcing, manufacturing and export of footwear to the European market. In 2004, he started Sino Trade Corporation Limited (STCL), a multi-product trading firm headquartered in Hong Kong that taps into China’s manufacturing industry. During one of his visits to Europe, Rohit discovered the concept of microbreweries, and being a visionary, he foresaw great potential for such a concept in India. In 2007, his company STCL entered into a strategic partnership with a leading beer equipment manufacturing company of China (an ISO 9000 and CE certified company). Rohit has become the pioneer of the microbrewery industry, and over the years his company has been able to successfully provide complete beer brewing solutions to the Indian market.
His company was the first to set up a microbrewery in India at Howzatt, Galaxy Hotel – Gurgaon in 2008. Over the years, under Rohit Jafa’s stewardship, the company has successfully installed over 60 microbreweries across India.
Mr. Jay is responsible for new business development and formulation & execution of growth strategies for the company. Prior to joining RJBS, Jay worked as a professional for over 5 years across the Banking & Consulting industry in India. More recently Jay has been actively involved in the F&B space, and has been an active investor in Pub Breweries; in addition he has also taken on multiple consulting assignments that revolves around development & execution of new concepts for upcoming restaurants. Jay Jafa, holds a Master of Business Administration degree in finance & strategy from the University of Hong Kong and London Business School.
In the future, Jay plans to start and manage an F&B centric investment fund that invests, across geographies, in unique & interesting restaurant ideas that translate into unforgettable experiences.
Dirk is a graduate from Technical University, Berlin and has over 25 years of experience in the brewing industry. He has worked as a Master Brewer in brewpubs across multiple countries; and has also helped commission large scale brewery projects. He has a deep understanding of beer and the art of brewing. Dirk has also helped in the designing of our state of the art breweries. His prior experience in working with some of the best German brewery equipment manufacturers together with our years of manufacturing experience has enabled us to make the most efficient breweries.