• Founder and Chairman of SFC Group


Founder and Chairman of SFC Group

Kesavan Muraleedharan is the Founder and Chairman of SFC Group.

Muraleedharan’s career in the UAE began 40 years ago as the accountant of a company from where he rose to its partner within a short time span. Pursuing his entrepreneurial instincts, he ventured into business with the establishment of SFC Group. Since then his focus has been on building brands that cater to local tastes and sentiment. He has been successful in setting up a core team of leaders while front running their business growth including the launch of India Palace, a fine dining chain of restaurants that was honoured with HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Dubai Service Excellence Award for the best brand in the UAE.

With lateral growth in mind, Muraleedharan has started to nurture his business interests in India by launching hotels and quick service restaurants as well as expanding into various new sectors under the banner of Muralya Holdings. Muraleedharan, inspired by his agrarian upbringing, has rekindled his passion for agriculture by investing in dairy development, a key focus of which will be generating mass employment opportunities and significantly impacting the local economies.