About Us

Vegarian was established to help brands expand their international presence with a key focus on the United Arab Emirates, South East Asia, United Kingdom and India.
We are currently the only vegan and plant based FMCG distributors in the region.
We work very closely with our buyers in both retail and the food service industry in order to ensure that we can source and supply a unique range of vegan and plant based products.

Our Team

Manish Karani

Co-Founder

Divyesh Bhatia

Co-founder

Matthew Glover

Advisor and MD of Veg Capital

Manish Bhatia

Chairman Vegarian Middle East and CEO of Bhatia Brothers

Mohammed Siraj

Sales Manager

Sunila Sawant

Sales Manager

Shams Jafery

Advisor

Our Team

Manish Karani

Co-Founder

Divyesh Bhatia

Co-Founder

Matthew Glover

Advisor and MD of Veg Capital

Manish Bhatia

Chairman Vegarian Middle East and CEO of Bhatia Brothers

Mohammed Siraj

Sales Manager

Sunila Sawant

Sales Manager
Shams

Shams Jafery

Advisor

Manish has been in Private Equity for the last 10 years and has invested in some of the leading Plant Based Businesses across the UK including: Purezza, Mister Freed, LoveRaw and many others.

Divyesh is based between the UAE and the UK. He manages the day to day operations at Vegarian. His network with local retailer buyers is second to none. He was raised in the UAE and therefore his knowledge about local consumers tastes, likes and dislikes is vast.
Matthew is an activist and an entrepreneur dedicated to removing animals from the food system. Having co-founded the global phenomenon Veganuary, and then the US-based NGO Million Dollar Vegan, Matthew launched Veg Capital to provide early-stage investment to companies developing vegan meat, dairy, eggs and seafood replacements. More recently, he co-founded VFC, a vegan fried chick*n brand which marries activism with business, and seeks to spare the lives of chickens – the most abused land animals on the planet.
As well as Chairman of Vegarian Middle East, Manish is the CEO of Bhatia Brothers, a business conglomerate present in the UAE for over 60 years. Manish has invested in multiple plantbased businesses over the past 5 years.

Mohammed has over 20 years of sales experience in the UAE and has direct relationships with the largest retailers across the UAE.

Sunila handles the day to day activities at Vegarian. She supports and assists in the execution of sales and any logistical tasks.
Shams is a distribution veteran with more than 30 year experience. He brings strong operations and cultural management skills and advice to the team on the ground.