Board of Directors - Varun Beverages Ltd - Varun Beverages Ltd

About Our Board of Directors

Ravi Kant Jaipuria
Promoter & Chairman
He is the promoter of the Company with over three decades of experience in conceptualizing, executing, developing and expanding food, beverages and dairy business in South Asia and Africa. He holds immense reputation as an entrepreneur and business leader. He holds the distinction of being the only Indian to receive PepsiCo’s award for International Bottler of the Year, awarded in 1997.

Varun Jaipuria
Whole-time Director
He attended Millfield School, Somerset, England and has 10 years of experience in the soft drinks industry. He has been with the Company for 10 years and has been responsible for the development of new business initiatives that includes implementation of sales automation tools.

Raj Pal Gandhi
Whole-time Director
He is a commerce graduate from University of Delhi, qualified chartered accountant, and has over three decades of rich experience in the field of finance, strategy, legal and M&A. He has been with the Group since 1993 and has been instrumental in strategizing its diversification, expansion, mergers and acquisitions, capex funding and institutional relationship. Prior to this, he was associated with a public sector undertaking under the department of electronics, Government of India.

Kapil Agarwal
Whole-time Director
He is a commerce graduate from Lucknow University and holds a post-graduate diploma in business
management from the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad. He has been with the Group
since 1991 and currently heads the operations and management as CEO. He has nearly three decades of experience in sales and marketing.

Rajinder Jeet Singh Bagga
Whole-time Director
He completed his Post Graduation in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1987. Joined this group as Plant Head of Jaipur in 1996. He is heading technical operations for Group since 2003. He possesses nearly three decades of experience in Managing Technical Operations and Execution of Projects.

Dr. Naresh Trehan
Independent Director
He is a renowned Cardiovascular and Cardiothoracic surgeon, a graduate from King George Medical College and subsequently trained and practiced at New York University Medical Center Manhattan USA from 1971 to 1988, where he obtained a Diplomat from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He has received many prestigious awards, including the Padma Shree and the Padma Bhushan Award, presented by the Government of India.

Pradeep Sardana
Independent Director
He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He is presently the CEO of PM Consulting, a consultancy firm in the field of food, beverages, FMCG and other industries. He has almost 41 years of experience in the field of engineering and has previously worked at senior management level with renowned companies including Polyplex Hydro
Group, PepsiCo, Hindustan Lever Limited and Union Carbide and has successfully handled diverse assignments.

Dr. Ravi Gupta
Independent Director
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
Independent Director
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 underprivileged 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
Independent Director
She holds a Bachelor’s 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. She 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.