A management professional with over 12 years of experience in operations, people and change management with the National Australian Bank, it came as a surprise to many – not Dharmesh of course, because he says he has always nurtured a dream to be an entrepreneur – when he upped and left the bank to open to pub. It paid off, because, today, The Irish Times is one of the leading pubs in Melbourne, popular not only as a live music venue, but also for its authentic Irish ambience, food and drinks.
Here’s to dad. Nitin, who got his first taste of being an entrepreneur when he had to manage his father’s business in India, seems to have come full circle, being the man behind the new and improved The Irish Times. Nitin, who co-bought over the establishment, has helped revitalise the brand and reposition it.
Unwind, Rewind. Dharmesh is the founding committee member of the Bond University Alumni Chapter in Melbourne, and an active member of St. Xaviers College (Kolkata) Alumni Association – Aus & NZ, while Nitin’s charity work is focussed on bettering the lives of children, through local level games and fund-raising efforts.