Mr. V.G. Siddhartha: Entrepreneur

V.G. Siddhartha, 55, is the Chairman and Managing Director of Coffee Day. He holds a bachelors degree in arts from the University of Mysore.

Mr. Siddhartha has a long association with coffee, given the family’s interests in coffee plantations in southern India for more than 130 years, and he has an experience of approximately 22 years in the coffee business. He set up Coffee Day Global Limited in 1993 to export coffee beans and later forayed into coffee retailing in different formats in India. He also set up his own stock broking firm, Sivan & Co., at Bengaluru.

He was recognized as “The Entrepreneur of the Year” by Economic Times in September 2003. In 2014, he was awarded with ‘ET Retail Hall of Fame’ for his contribution to the growth in retail sector.

Coffee Day group is an Indian business conglomerate with interests ranging from:
Distribution of Coffee in Various Formats
Technology Parks ( SEZ & STPI )
Financial Services
Retail focused investment advisory company
Investments in Technology & Software Companies
Luxury Resorts
Operating high end resorts under the name, “The Serai Resorts”
Port, Rail, Road & Offshore Services
Coffee Day Group acquired Sical in September, 2011.

Sical Logistics Ltd. is an integrated logistics solution provider for bulk and containerized cargo in India. It is the single point for end to end supply chain needs across businesses.

Coffee Day Group’s vision is to transform Sical into a high performance organization, with specific focus on delivering value to the customer.