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United Spirits Ltd (UNSP.BO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mahendra Sharma

2016 Chairman of the Board

Anand Kripalu

2014 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

Nicholas Blazquez

2014 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Sanjeev Churiwala

2015 Chief Financial Officer

V. Ramachandran

2015 Compliance Officer, Company Secretary

John Kennedy

2016 Non-Executive non-independent director

Ravi Rajagopal

2013 Non-Executive Director

Rajeev Gupta

57 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Indu Shahani

2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Dhanushkodi Sivanandhan

64 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mahendra Sharma

Mr. Mahendra Kumar Sharma is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Additional Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He holds a Bachelors degrees in Arts and Law, and Post Graduate Diplomas in Personnel Management and Labour Laws. He has also attended the Advance Management Programme at the Harvard Business School. Mr. Sharma joined Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) (Formerly known as Hindustan Lever Limited) in the year 1974 and subsequently joined the management committee of HUL in the year 1990. He has served on the Board of HUL for 12 years, with seven years as Vice-Chairman, starting from the year 2000 till his retirement in 2007. Mr. Sharma has vast and rich experience in the field of mergers and acquisition, corporate restructuring and law. Mr. Sharma has served as member of the Corporate Law Committee formed by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, and the Naresh Chandra Committee on Corporate Governance. He is also actively involved in several industry associations. Details of Mr. Sharma’s directorships in other Indian companies and role in other associations are as under. Mr. Sharma is a Member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of Shareholders / Investor’s Grievance Committee of Wipro Limited. Mr. Sharma is also a member of the Audit Committee of Blue Star Limited, Asian Paints Limited, and Thomas Cook (India) Limited. Mr. Sharma is a member of the Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Asian Paints Limited.

Anand Kripalu

Mr. Anand Kripalu is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of United Spirits Limited. Mr. Kripalu is a B. Tech from IIT Madras and MBA from IIM, Calcutta and has done an Advanced Management Program in Wharton Business School. He has over 30 years of experience in FMCG Business.

Nicholas Blazquez

Dr. Nicholas Bodo Blazquez is Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a Bachelor of Science majoring in anatomy. He has Ph.D. from the University of Bristol specializing in reproductive physiology. Dr. Blazquez is President of Diageo Asia Pacific and Africa and a member of the global Executive Committee of Diageo plc, the world’s leading premium drinks company. He is responsible for all of Diageo plc’s businesses in Asia Pacific, Africa and Global Travel. Dr. Blazquez has been with Diageo for over 25 years, covering leadership roles in Africa, Asia and Europe. His previous roles include President of Diageo Africa, Turkey, Russia and Central and Eastern Europe and Global Sales, President of Diageo Africa, Managing Director of Diageo Africa, Managing Director of Diageo Asia Key Markets covering Thailand, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan and Managing Director of Diageo Morgan Furze (UK). He is also a Trustee of Mercy Corps, an international development organization that helps people around the world survive and thrive after conflict, crisis and natural disaster Dr. Blazquez does not hold by himself or for any other person on a beneficial basis, any shares in the Company Dr. Blazquez is not a Director in any other Indian Company. Dr. Blazquez has been appointed as a Vice Chairman of the Company and as a member of the Audit Committee of the Company.

Sanjeev Churiwala

Mr. Sanjeev Churiwala has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective November 16, 2015. Mr. Sanjeev joins USL from LafargeHolcim's Indian subsidiary, Ambuja Cements, a leading producer of cement, where he held the position of CFO since early 2011. Mr. Sanjeev has been with the Ambuja Cements-LafargeHolcim group for about two decades in roles that included finance, business development, project management, commercial operations, business and financial integration. Mr. Sanjeev is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Cost Accountants of India, and holds an Executive MBA from the London Business School, UK.

V. Ramachandran

John Kennedy

Ravi Rajagopal

Mr. Ravi Rajagopal is Non-Executive Director of United Spirits Limited. Mr. Rajagopal is currently the Global Head of Business Development of Diageo plc and has been in this role since September, 2010. Mr. Rajagopal joined Diageo in 1997 and has held a variety of roles covering regional finance and group controller. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Cost Accountant and has attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Prior to joining Diageo, Mr. Rajagopal worked with ITC, India where again he held a variety of senior positions both in finance and general management. Mr. Rajagopal has over 30 years of experience. He is Additional Non-Executive Director - Nominee of Relay B.V. of the company.

Rajeev Gupta

Mr. Rajeev K. Gupta is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He graduated from IIT BHU in 1980 and completed a Master’s in Business Administration from IIM Ahmedabad in 1982. H e has over 33 years of experience in industrial manufacturing businesses, investment banking and private equity. His prior work experience includes CEO position in Cosmo Ferrites Ltd and Joint Managing Director of DSP Merrill Lynch Ltd. He is now the CEO of Arpwood Capital Ltd, an Investment Banking Company he founded in 2012 and a partner in Arpwood Partners Investment Advisors LLP which manages private equity investments. Mr. Gupta is the Chairman of Finance and Operations Committee and a Member of Audit Committee, Stakeholders Relationship Committee in Cosmo Films Limited. Mr. Gupta is also a Member of Mergers and Acquisition Committee in Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, Member of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee in EIH Limited, Member of Governance Committee in TVS Capital Funds Limited, Member of Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee in Vardhman Special Steel Limited. Mr. Gupta does not hold by himself or for any other person on a beneficial basis, any shares in the Company. Mr. Gupta has been appointed as a member of the Audit Committee of the Company.

Indu Shahani

Dr. Indu Shahani is Appointed as an Independent Director of United Spirits Limited. Out of 7 other Companies in which Dr.(Mrs.) Indu Shahani is a Director, 3 are Private Limited Companies.

Dhanushkodi Sivanandhan

Mr. Dhanushkodi Sivanandhan is Non-Executive Independent Director of United Spirits Limited. He is one of the most highly regarded IPS officers in India with illustrious career spanning several postings during his 35 years in service and retired as the Director General of Police, Maharashtra. He is the driving force behind Securus First India Private Limited where he actively oversees and advises case teams during investigations. Most recently has been a member of the special task force in National Security Council Secretariat for revamping India’s internal and external national security measures. He is also the security advisor to the Reserve Bank of India. Mr. D. Sivanandhan has 35 years of experience. He is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company.