Gaurav Marya is a born entrepreneur. He started his first business at the age of 16 and over the years has started and sold some 15 other businesses ranging from mobile phones, career advisory, restaurants to entertainment business, and others. It was not until the age of 24; Gaurav discovered his real passion in franchising. He was exposed to it for the first time while on a business trip to United States in 1998 when franchising was the buzzword over there. It was then when he dreamt similar happenings in India. The dream turned into reality in 1999 when he founded his own company.
Today widely known for initiating the franchise revolution in India, he is the visionary force behind the India's largest integrated franchise and retail solution company, Franchise India Brands Ltd, a banner that encompasses a variety of domestic and international portfolio of franchise and retail companies, apart from offering franchise and retail consulting services. Under Gaurav's visionary leadership, Franchise India has moved from strength to strength, and is well acknowledged for revolutionizing the way companies plan the course of action for their business development.