About Our Board of Directors
Ravi Kant Jaipuria
Ravi Kant Jaipuria is a Promoter and Chairman of our Company. He has completed his higher secondary education from Delhi Public School Mathura Road, New Delhi, India. He has nearly three decades of experience in conceptualising, executing, developing and expanding food, beverages and dairy business in South Asia and Africa. He has an established reputation as an entrepreneur and business leader and is the only Indian to receive PepsiCo’s International Bottler of the Year award, which was awarded in 1997.
Varun Jaipuria is a whole-time Director of our Company. He attended Millfield School, Somerset, England. He has seven years of experience in the soft drinks industry. He has also led the development of our Company’s new business initiatives, including implementation of tools for sales automation.
Raj Pal Gandhi
Raj Pal Gandhi is a whole-time Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Delhi. He is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over three decades of experience in the field of finance and accounts. He has been with the group since 1993. He is involved in strategising our Company’s diversification, expansion, mergers and acquisitions, capex funding and relationship with institutions. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with a public sector undertaking under department of electronics, Government of India.
Kapil Agarwal is our chief executive officer and a whole-time Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Lucknow University. He holds a post graduate diploma in business management from the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad. He has over two decades of experience in the field of Sales and marketing and has been with the group since 1991. He was inducted into our Board in 2012. He currently heads the operations and management of our Company.
Kamlesh Kumar Jain
Kamlesh Kumar Jain is our chief financial officer and whole-time Director of our Company since 2009. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Rajasthan University. He is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over two decades of experience in the field of accountancy, taxation and financial management and has been with the group since 1993. His previous positions in our Company have been that of Manager (Accounts) at Greater Noida-1, Commercial Head at Kosi and executive director and chief financial officer for our subsidiary in Nepal.
Naresh Kumar Trehan
Naresh Kumar Trehan is an independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery from University of Lucknow. He attended the residency training program of the New York University Medical Center at Bellevue Hospital University Hospital and Manhattan V.A. Hospital, New York. He is an honorary fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2001. He has over 40 years of experience in the field of medicine. He is certified in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Pradeep Sardana is an independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has more than 19 years of experience in the field of food and beverages. He has previously worked with PepsiCo as Executive Director (Operations).
Ravi Gupta is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in commerce from University of Delhi, LLB from University of Delhi, PhD and MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, New Delhi. He is employed as Associate Professor in Commerce Department in Shri Ram College of Commerce (Delhi University). He is also appointed as Government Nominee on the Central Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
He is Founder and President of Tax Law Educare Society, a non-profit making voluntary organization, with the main objective to educate general public and professionals on Taxation, Law and Allied Matters for last ten years.
Rashmi Dhariwal is an Independent Director of our Company. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts (Honours) from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi and also done Attorney of Law from Calcutta High Court in 1979. She is presently the Chairperson of a hospitality focused Company running several restaurants in India. She is also the Chairperson of an NGO Prayatn, which provide education to under privileged children.
She has also worked in several leading firms in India including Khaitan & Co, Calcutta and Delhi, Mulla & Mulla, Mumbai and also in the Philippines.
Sita Khosla is an independent Director of our Company. She holds a Bachelor degree from St. Stephen College and LLB from the Facility of Law, University of Delhi and is enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi. She practices in the areas of corporate, contract and commercial laws since 1992. Sita Khosla has been involved in providing advice on a wide range of issues from company formation, corporate governance and regulatory compliance to mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, foreign investments, exchange control regulations and securities laws.
She has acted as India legal advisor to major players in the civil aviation sector including international commercial airlines, MRO organizations and ground handling operators in respect of their operations in India.
Sita Khosla’s transactional experience has included work in a variety of business sectors such as aviation, publishing, retail, e commerce, ITES, manufacturing, heavy machinery, tele- com, real estate, financial services, food and beverages and oil and gas, where she has acted both for the buy side as well as the sell side. She has acted for international private equity funds as well as strategic investors in relation to their investments in India, and has also advised investee companies on a spectrum of issues including transaction structuring, exchange control laws, and a variety of sector specific laws. She has also advised banks and NBFCs in relation to their operations including acquisition of debt portfolios.