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

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

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.

Ravindra Dhariwal

Ravindra Dhariwal is an independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a master of business administration from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has previously worked with PepsiCo as Vice President of Franchise for South East Asia. He was PepsiCo’s first employee in India and worked with them for over a decade.

Girish Ahuja

Girish Ahuja is an independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Delhi. He got his Ph.D from University of Delhi. He is a qualified and practicing chartered accountant for the past 45 years and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is a member of a committee on direct tax matters constituted by the government of India. He is also on the board of directors of State Bank of India as a part time non official director appointed for a period of three years with effect from January 28, 2016.

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

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 19 years of experience in the field of food and beverages. He has previously worked with PepsiCo as Executive Director (Operations).

Geeta Kapoor

Geeta Kapoor is an independent Director of our Company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from University of Delhi. She holds diploma in tourism and travel management from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. She has over 30 years of experience in the field of travel and hospitality. She has previously worked with Air India as an Assistant General Manager.

Sanjoy Mukerji

Sanjoy Mukerji is an independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He has over a decade’s experience in the field of foods and beverages. He has previously worked with Vodafone India Limited as Chief Commercial Officer and with PepsiCo India as Unit Manager Sales (Mumbai Unit).