People: United Spirits Ltd (UNSP.BO)

UNSP.BO on Bombay Stock Exchange

2,732.90INR
28 Nov 2014
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Rs60.65 (+2.27%)
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Vijay Mallya

58 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

P. Murali

56 2013 Joint President, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Anand Kripalu

2014 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

V. Venkataraman

60 2010 Executive Vice President, Compliance Officer, Company Secretary

Ashok Capoor

60 2011 Managing Director, Executive Director

Gilbert Ghostine

2013 Non-Executive Director

Ravi Rajagopal

2013 Non-Executive Director

Paul Walsh

59 2013 Non-Executive Director

Indu Shahoni

2014 Independent Additional Director

Ghyanendra Bajpai

72 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Arunkumar Gandhi

71 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Vikram Mehta

2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sudhakar Rao

64 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Dhanushkodi Sivanandhan

63 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Vijay Mallya

Dr. Vijay Mallya is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of United Spirits Limited. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration, is a well-known Industrialist and a Member of the Parliament (Council of States). He took over the reins of the United Breweries Group in 1983 at the young age of 28, which today is a multi-national conglomerate. Dr. Mallya is the Chairman of several public companies both in India as well as overseas. Dr.Mallya was a Member of the Rajya Sabha from 2002 to 2008. His Other Directorships includes: Aventis Pharma Limited, Bayer CropScience Limited, Kingfisher Airlines Limited, Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited, McDowell Holdings Limited, Shaw Wallace & Company Limited, United Breweries Limited, United Breweries (Holdings) Limited, Deccan Charters Limited, Four Seasons Wines Limited, Shaw Wallace Breweries Limited, United Racing and Bloodstock Breeders Limited, Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited, Kamsco Industries Private Limited, Mallya Private Limited, Millennium Alcobev Private Limited, Pharma Trading Company Private Limited, The Gem Investment & Trading Co Private Limited, United East Bengal Football Team Private Limited, United Mohun Bagan Football Team Private Limited, VJM Investments Private Limited, DCL Holdings Private Limited, Motorsports Association of India, SWEW Benefit Company.

P. Murali

Mr. P. A. Murali is Joint President, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of United Spirits Limited He has had a rich experience of over two decades in UB Group and was instrumental in the creation of United Spirits Limited (USL) by the consolidation and mergers of all the spirits businesses of the UB Group. He has spearheaded the efforts of USL for a successful completion of the GDR/FCCB issue of $230 Million in 2006. He played a leading and vital role in the acquisition of Whyte and Mackay, UK, Bouvet Ladubay SA, France and Liquidity Inc, USA. He joined the UB Group as Senior Manager – Finance in Mumbai. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce. He is Joint President, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company.

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.

V. Venkataraman

Mr. V. S. Venkataraman is Executive Vice President, Compliance Officer, Company Secretary of United Spirits Limited. His Qualifications includes: B.COM (HONS), ACS. He was Deputy Company Secretary, United Breweries Limited. He has 40 years of experience.

Ashok Capoor

Mr. Ashok Capoor is Managing Director, Executive Director of United Spirits Limited. He is a graduate in Economics (Hons.) and had obtained his Masters in Business Administration (Marketing) from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi. He has also completed an Advanced Management Program from Harvard University, Boston. Mr. Ashok Capoor has over 37 years experience across Companies and various functions, sales and marketing being his specialization. Mr. Ashok Capoor has been with the UB Group since 1992 having joined as Divisional Vice President in erstwhile Herbertsons Limited, since merged with the Company. He was the Deputy President of the Company since October 2, 2007 and was promoted to the position of President of the Company with effect from May 2, 2011.

Gilbert Ghostine

Mr. Gilbert Ghostine is Non-Executive Director of United Spirits Limited. Mr. Gilbert Ghostine (Mr. Ghostine) graduated from Saint Joseph University, Lebanon, in 1985 with a Masters’ in Business Administration and a major in marketing. Mr. Ghostine is the President of Diageo Asia Pacific and a member of the Global Executive Committee of Diageo plc. He is responsible for all of the Diageo’s businesses in Australasia, Greater China, North Asia, South East Asia, India, the Middle East, North African and Global Travel. He has been with Diageo for 20 years covering leadership roles in Africa, Asia, the USA and Europe. His previous roles include Managing Director Continental Europe for Diageo Europe, President of US Major Markets and National Accounts for Diageo North America and Managing Director of Eastern / Central Europe, Middle East and Africa for Diageo Venture Markets. He is Non-Executive Additional Director - Nominee of Relay B. V. of the Company.

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.

Paul Walsh

Mr. Paul Steven Walsh is Non-Executive Director of United Spirits Limited. Mr Walsh joined GrandMet’s brewing division in 1982 and became Finance Director in 1986. He held financial and commercial positions with inter-Continental Hotels and in the GrandMet food business, becoming CEO of The Pillsbury Company in 1992. Mr Walsh was appointed to the GrandMet board in October 1995 and to the Diageo Board in December 1997. Mr Walsh is a non-executive director of FedEx Corporation, Unilever plc, and Avanti Communications plc. He was previously a non- Executive Director of Centrica plc, stepping down in May 2009. Mr Walsh has also been appointed Business Ambassador for the food and drink industries by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skill and is a Council Member, and former Chairman of the Scotch Whisky Association. Mr Walsh has 31 years of experience. He is Non-Executive Director - Nominee of Relay B.V. of the Company.

Indu Shahoni

Ghyanendra Bajpai

Shri. Ghyanendra Nath Bajpai has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of United Spirits Limited., effective January 20, 2012. Mr. Bajpai holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Agra and a degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Indore. Mr. Bajpai, a distinguished leader in Indian Business community, was the Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). Mr.Bajpai has been the Chairman of Corporate Governance Task Force of International Organization of Securities Commissions and the Chairperson of the Insurance Institute of India, a counterpart of Chartered Insurance Institute, UK. He was the Non-Executive Chairman of National Stock Exchange of India Limited, Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited, LIC Housing Finance Limited and LIC International EC Bahrain and LIC Nepal Limited and was also on the Governing Board of Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. Mr.Bajpai is on the Board of Advisors of Indian Army Group Insurance Fund and on the Governing Board of National Insurance Academy. He is also Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director in several corporates in India.

Arunkumar Gandhi

Mr. Arunkumar Ramanlal Gandhi is Non-Executive Independent Director of United Spirits Limited. Mr. Gandhi is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, London. Prior to joining Tata Sons as an Executive Director in 2003 he was with M/s N.M.Raiji & Co. Chartered Accountants, a firm of over 60 years of professional standing. Mr. Gandhi continued as an Executive Director in Tata Sons Ltd till 2008 and as a Director till March 2013. He was also a member of Tata Group’s Group Corporate Council and the member of Audit Committee of Tata Sons Ltd. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Gandhi has served on the boards of various Indian companies including Tata Global Beverages Limited, Tata Communications Limited, Paper Products Limited and Tata Limited (UK). Mr. Gandhi has also been a member of various committees constituted by industry forums and regulatory bodies such as SEBI’s Takeover Panel Exemption Committee and the Accounting Standards Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Vikram Mehta

Mr. Vikram Singh Mehta is Non-Executive Independent Director of United Spirits Limited. Mr. Mehta's career began with the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of the Government of India in 1978. He resigned that position in 1980 and joined Philips Petroleum in London as their Senior Economist. He was with Philips Petroleum for 4 years in London and at their headquarters in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA. In 1984, he returned to India to join the Public Sector Oil Company, Oil India Limited as its advisor (Strategic Planning). He resigned from Oil India in 1988 and joined Shell International in London. In 1991, he was posted to Egypt as the Managing Director for Shell Markets and Chemicals, Egypt. In 1994, he returned to India as the Chairman of the Shell Group in India. Mr. Mehta is a member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Chairman of its Hydrocarbons Committee. He was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Youth Award for India (earlier the Duke of Edinburgh's Award programme). He serves on the boards of Colgate Palmolive India Limited, Mahindra & Mahindra and Vodafone India Limited, as well as Larsen & Toubro. Mr Mehta is also on the Board of Governors of the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in Gujarat, India and a member of the Board of Overseers of the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University. Since May 2012, he has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Mahindra & Mahindra. He writes a column for the Indian Express and regularly appears on news shows in India. Mr. Mehta has a BA (Hons) degree in Mathematics from St Stephen's College, Delhi University, an MA in Economics from Magdalen College, Oxford University and an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Mr. Mehta has 35 years of experience.

Sudhakar Rao

Mr. Sudhakar Rao is Non-Executive Independent Director of United Spirits Limited. Mr. Sudhakar Rao (Mr. Rao) is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer of the 1973 batch. He is currently a director in a number of Indian companies including Indian Oil Corporation Limited, BSE Limited, Binani Industries Limited, CMC Limited and L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited. He holds a Masters’ Degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a Masters’ Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He was conferred the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award in 2010. Having served across ministries in both the State and Central Governments, he retired from service as Chief Secretary, Karnataka. He also served as a Member of the Public Enterprises Selection Board, Government of India after retirement. Mr. Sudhakar Rao has over 35 years of experience in public administration. He is Additional Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company.

Dhanushkodi Sivanandhan

Mr. Dhanushkodi Sivanandhan is Non-Executive Independent Director of United Spirits Limited. (Mr D. Sivanandhan)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.

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