An ex-investment banker who retired at the age of 34, Puneet was driven by his passion for food and beverage which led him to acquire and launch 10 unique concepts in Singapore. He now employs hundreds of talented professionals across his restaurants - Shabestan, Cuba Libre Frasers Tower, Cuba Libre Clarke Quay, Pita Tree Mediterranean Kitchen, Gabbar, SgDeliveryOnline, Nusantara Singapore, Permata Singapore, Amazing Chambers Singapura, and EC Wines & Spirits.

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Puneet Agarwal

Chief Executive Officer

& President

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Fajar Ali Mohd 

Executive Director -

Permata Singapore

With over 38 years of experience in the F&B and hospitality industry in Singapore, Fajar is the Executive Director of Gedung Kuning. He is one of the driving forces to revive nostalgic Nusantara dishes in Singapore through Permata Singapore. His passion for all things Nusantara stems from his Malay heritage which he is proud to share with both the locals and expats that visit Gedung Kuning.

General Manager - Bars & Clubs

Vick was responsible for overseeing full spectrum restaurant and club operations as well as F&B Management in Hard Rock Café, Singapore and various casual dining and bars including Warehouse Bar & Bistro, Verve Pizza and Wings at Clarke Quay and Mason’s at Gillman Barracks. With over 22 years of background in a casual dining focus joints, he contributes his expertise in smoothing the operations, guests satisfaction and profitability of Eclectique F&B Concepts

Madan Kishor who has over 26 years of experience in the F&B industry. With an in-depth knowledge of Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, Madan leads and is working on the expansion of Pita Tree Mediterranean Kitchen and Shabestan Singapore

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Madan Kishor

General Manager - Shabestan

Pita Tree Kebabs

An experienced marketing professional behind some of the leading brands in the F&B and Hospitality sector in Singapore, Fransisca spearheads and oversees all marketing initiatives for all 9 brands under Eclectique F&B concepts. She also oversees the conceptualization of new concepts for the group including some of our latest launches. 

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Fransisca Wijanarko

Head of Marketing

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Halifi Mahmud

General Manager -

Entertainment

Halifi Mahmud, has spent more than 24 years working his way up creating and operating concept restaurants, bars and clubs with world class entertainment in the nightlife industry.

A key part of the secret to his success is that he’s love and understanding for music and customers demand for different venues. Since 1996, Halifi built up his career in the F&B and nightlife scene starting with Singapore's renown bar in the 90s, Europa Clubs. Since then, he has created and led a number of others popular restaurants, bars and nightlife establishments around Southeast Asia including Venom, ChinaBlack, The Marmalade Pantry, Dance Club Momo, Tigerlily, The Queen & Mangosteen, Highlander, Little Saigon, Octapas, Paulaner, Cask & Bangers, Cuba Libre and more.

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Alexander Moreno

General Manager -

Cuba Libre Café & Bar

Latin American Chef Alex Moreno was born in Havana, Cuba, home of our signature Mojitos. He was trained in one of the best schools for Latin American Chefs in Cuba famous for its Cuban and European cuisine.

His culinary career began in Havana, Cuba, before he brought Cuban cuisine to Vietnam and now Singapore. Chef Alex Moreno’s love for sharing Latin American cuisine has brought him to Cuba Libre Singapore where he has taken inspiration from local ingredients and cuisine to create his all new modern Latin American tapas.

Middle-Eastern Executive Chef, Hany Moustafa Basyouni Gabr, has been preparing Middle-Eastern cuisine for the last 26 years.

Previously from the kitchens of a Middle-Eastern Royal Family, Executive Chef Hany’s passion for Persian cuisine has got him using the best of ingredients and traditional Persian cooking techniques to ensure authentic Persian cuisine at Shabestan.

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Hany Moustafa
Basyouni Gabr 

Executive Chef -

Shabestan & Pita Tree Kebabs

Celebrity Chef Mel Dean has been in Singapore’s culinary scene for the last 29 years. As one of the pioneers in the early 90s, Chef Mel Dean has catered to many taste palettes including celebrities, ministers, and royalties. 

Apart from cooking up a storm in the kitchen, Chef Mel Dean, a former food columnist, is also an author and speaker. He is now the Culinary Director at Permata Singapore with a passion to launch a progressive Nusantara cuisine showcasing the vibrant diversity, indigenous ethnic flavours, while highlighting classic Nusantara dishes presented in a modern way. 

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Chef Mel Dean

Culinary Director -

Permata Singapore

Mitul graduated from prestigious hospitality in culinary. A trained chef turned banker and hospitality operator. Accumulated extensive experience in the hospitality sector and restaurant business. He is currently responsible for Gabbar's Bistro & Bar operations. 

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Mitul Desai

General Manager -

Gabbar Singapore

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