William Aranha, Co-Founder and Managing Director of IFS Group, is the man behind continuing success and growth of Integral Food Services and group business activities.
William is a successful entrepreneur with sound business acumen and is a Hospitality Professional with specialization in Food Service business with over 30 years of international management experience with proven track record of achievements and success.
As Managing Director, he is responsible for managing all the business activities of group companies and instrumental in developing this organization from its humble beginning in 2004 to what it is today, a leading force in the Food Service business with over 3000 employees, operating in the Qatar, UAE and Canada, with plans to expand the operations to other countries in the region.
William, after his college education in India, started his hospitality career with Oberoi hotels as a trainee and progressing thru various F&B management positions with number of International Hotel groups in India, Middle East, Africa and North America. He moved on to manage the Contract Food Services business with Spinneys Abu Dhabi and Bin Jabr-Rezayat Catering in UAE. Later as Group General Manager of SFC Group in Abu Dhabi, he oversaw the development of the group to be a leading Food Service & Restaurant Group in UAE. Prior to starting IFS Qatar, he also had a successful short stint as Food Service Director with Sodexo Canada, in addition to his own restaurant business in Canada.
William has successfully completed the “Restaurant Management Program” at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York USA and he is MHCIMA – a full member of “Hotel & Catering International Management Association” UK, and M.C.F.A – member of “Cookery & Food Association” UK.
William is married to Laurina and has 2 sons, Wallace and Warren. Wallace upon successfully completing his Business Management Degree at the University of Toronto joined IFS to head Business Development and Business Support Services. While Warren also completed his Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the University of Toronto joined IFS to head Contract Catering Services.