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 Diageo India (formerly United Spirits), he had enabled the company to become a strong global player in the Alcohol Beverage domain. He also has experience at 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 Alcohol Beverage world are beyond compare.
Vijay holds exemplary academic credentials and is a graduate from programmes at Harvard Business School (HBS), Wharton Business School, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), Delhi School of Economics (DSE) and Shriram College of Commerce & Economics (SRCC).
N Janardana Menon
With over five decades of experience in the Indian Alcohol Beverage Industry, Janardana’s core specialties lie in Blend and 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, Janardan is responsible for developing some of the leading brands in Diageo India’s portfolio (formerly United Spirits), 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 Diageo India (formerly United Spirits), growth and success story, Satish, with his eye for detail and excellent negotiation skills, 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 has spanned 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 Diageo India (formerly United Spirits), Subramanian is the brain of many a successful management, financial and business strategy. He has over three decades of experience in the Alcohol Beverage, FMCG, Industrial, as well as Pharmaceutical businesses.
TVS is a M.Com, Grad CWA, PGDSM. He 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, Ahmedabad.
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 Diageo India (formerly 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, Rajashekhar further went on to do Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Fermentations and Alcohol Technology from National Sugar Institute, Kanpur. He also attended The Management Development Programme at IIM, Ahmedabad.
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 an analytic bent of mind & a detail strong domain capability in holistic planning & implementation of Marketing & Sales strategies. He has prior experience with leading alcohol beverage companies like United Breweries, Diageo India (formerly United Spirits), John Distilleries and Allied Blenders & Distillers.
After 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 strategic 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 a passionate team member 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.
S R Ainapur
Mr Ainapur has 35 years of Experience in IMFL Industry in Account/Finance/Commercial Function. He has worked with McDowell & Company Ltd (Now United Spirits Ltd) at various position/locations. Ainapur worked in Goa Factory as Accounts Manager & as Regional Finance Head at Mumbai/Delhi/Bangalore (West/North/South Regions) and was responsible for Regional Finance Fund Management, Accounts, Statutory Audit, Accounts receivables Management & Regional Legal matters with a strong focus on Regional Business performance and ensuring close monitoring of Accounts receivables and funds utilisation at Regional office.
Ainapur holds a B Com degree from Dharwad (Karnataka University ) and a Chartered Accountancy degree from ICAI New Delhi. He attended Management courses from XLRI in 2001 – Jamshedpur and IIM Bangalore in 2011 on Accounts Receivable and Inventory Management & Financial Analysis.