VIJAY K REKHI
Vijay Rekhi has held leadership roles in different limited organizations since 1986. As the Chairman-Executive Committee and President and Managing Director of United Spirits he had enabled the company to become a strong global player in the Alcobev domain. He also has experience at UB Group’s Carew Phipson Ltd., Kolkata as CEO after a stint at Herbertsons, Mumbai, as Director-Marketing & Sales for Alcobev & FMCG Products. His knowledge and expertise in the Alcobev world are beyond compare.
Vijay holds excellent academic credentials programme at Harvard Business School (HBS), Wharton Business School, after MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad (IIMA)/ Earlier he attended Delhi School of Economics (DSE) and Shriram College of Commerce & Economics (SRCC).
N JANARDANA MENON
With over five decades of experience in the Indian Alcobev Industry, Janardana’s core specialties lie in blend &flavor development. He has set up many malt spirit plants & maturation facilities and procurement of special spirits. As a member of BIS Standards Committee for Alcoholic & Carbonated Beverages & AIDA Technical Committee, Janardana is responsible for developing some of the leading brands in United Spirits’ portfolio and other companies.
A postgraduate in Chemistry, Janardan also holds a diploma in Alcohol Technology from HBTI, Kanpur & Brewing Technology from Siebel Institute, Chicago. He was a member of the BIS Standards Committee for Alcoholic & Carbonated Beverages and the AIDA Technical Committee.
An integral part of United Spirits’ growth and success story, Satish, with his excellent negotiation skills and eye for detail, has held several leadership positions for supply chain & logistics in various innovation teams. With over 35 years of experience in different areas of supply chain & logistics, his work at USL spanned across various manufacturing units and regional offices, spearheading the processes of packaging and allied materials group.
Satish is a science graduate with postgraduate diploma in Materials Management from reputed universities.
T V SUBRAMANIAN
Equipped with extensive knowledge in Indian State Excise Policies, regulations, protocols & market insights pertaining to the Alcobev Industry, from his time spent at United Spirits, Subramanian is the brain of many a successful management, financial and business strategy. He has over three decades of experience in the Alcobev, FMCG, Industrial, as well as Pharmaceutical businesses.
M.Com, Grad CWA, PGDSM. TVS has an excellent academic record at top-rated colleges and institutions like Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi, Indian Institute of Costs & Works Accountants of India, NIIT and the Senior Management Programme at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad.
A specialist in Quality Assurance and Process Standardization, Rajashekhar has extensive skills in packaging design, development, standardization and experience in malt spirit production & maturation. With over 30 years of experience with United Spirits, he has gained exclusive knowledge in Extra Neutral Alcohol production and blending & quality control in spirits production. He has prior experience in distillation and fermentation, during his time spent at Jagajit Industries.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Delhi University, Raj further went on to do Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Fermentations and Alcohol Technology from National Sugar Institute, Kanpur. He also attended Management Development Programme at IIM, Ahmadabad.
Pundlik has expertise of more than 12 years in various Sales & Marketing roles in the areas of Brand Management, Sales & Distribution Management, Trade Marketing & Key Accounts Management. He is an astute professional with analytic bent of mind & a detail strong domain capability in holistic planning & implementation of Marketing & Sales strategies. He has prior experience with leading Alcobev companies like United Breweries, Diageo, John Distilleries & Allied Blenders & Distillers.
A Commerce graduate from Karnataka University, Belgaum. Pundlik further went on to pursue his Master’s in Business Administration in Marketing from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore. With his quest for Core Brand Building & Management, he completed his Management Development Programme in Advanced Brand Management from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Bangalore in the year 2015-16.
Rohit has five years of experience in the Alcobev world handling crucial roles in Brand Management and Trade Marketing. Prior to joining Unibev he was part of various marketing initiatives including spearheading the growth of a popular whisky brand. Rohit also handled the premium category of wines in his previous role at John Distilleries and is professional and passionate with a keen eye for detail.
Rohit holds a MBA degree from Jain University, Bangalore. He further went on to receive a Management Development Programme in Advanced Brand Management, from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bangalore. Rohit is also a Google certified digital marketing professional.