Harsh Roopchand is a Hospitality, F&B and Promotion specialist who is Co-founder of award winning Hong Kong based bars and restaurants Amalfitana, Rummin’ Tings, 8 creATEive, Fatty Crab and The Pontiac (#16 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2017). A peoples person, having grown up with a live to eat philosophy and most often spotted between their venues along with his rescue dog and mascot Bear.
Harsh is also Managing Director of ÉPIQUE, a boutique marketing, events and promotion consultancy. In addition to the sales, marketing, PR, and client relations, he creates strategic alliances with key partners and leaders across numerous industries. A former hotelier, Harsh held the role of GM Client Relations at Singapore based property fund, 135 DEGREES, and prior to that the role of Director of Residential Villa Sales, heading up Six Senses Private Residences globally based out of Thailand. He reported directly to Sonu Shivdasani, the Chairman and CEO of Six Senses Resorts & Spas/Soneva Resorts. Preceding this role, he held various sales and marketing positions at the multi-award winning Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili in the Maldives, leading to his appointment to Director of Sales and Marketing for the two properties.
Harsh earned his BSc in International Hospitality Management from the prestigious École Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland after completing his A levels at Harrow School in the UK. During his studies Harsh also worked simultaneously at the NOGA Hilton in Geneva, Hotel Le Mirador in Mont-Pèlerin and Loedstar Geneva, all in Switzerland in addition to BVLGARI Italy and The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai.
Harsh enjoys dogs, hiking, cooking and is dedicated to contributing personal energy to charitable causes. Trying to give back to society, he is an honorary patron of The Lotus Flower Foundation, an NGO based out of Thailand which aims to eradicate child abuse and build integrated support-focused shelters for orphans. During a sabbatical to explore his spiritual side he taught disabled children at the Society for the Education of the Crippled in India. Harsh and his brother Rohit, who is also his business partner in their F&B ventures together, had the good fortune growing up and living all over the world – which has been a priceless experience for the both of them in terms of learning from a wide range of rich cultures and people from varrying walks of life for which they are most grateful.