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Mr. R. Krishnamurthy, Chairman and Independent Director

Mr. R. Krishnamurthy has completed his Graduation in Commerce, Science and Law. He is also a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has a rich experience in Compliance of various Laws and Administration. Mr. R. Krishnamurthy possess relevant experience and knowledge in the field of Law and Administration. Presently, Mr. R. Krishnamurthy practices as an Advocate in the High Court of Karnataka.

Mr. Alokesh Biswas, Managing Director

Mr Alokesh Biswas is an operational professional with an experience of about 19 years in Alcoholic Beverage Industry. Mr Biswas joined Diageo India in June 2001, wherein he was responsible for handling manufacturing operations. He was also instrumental in carrying out significant improvements in site operations. He played key role in efficient operations of Coal Fired Boiler with optimum fuel factor, monitoring and implementing water treatment plant with detailed project report process and introducing overall equipment effectiveness concept in Indian made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) production.

Mr Biswas was leading molasses based primary distillation, barley malt based malt spirit plant, grain extra neutral alcohol (ENA) plant having programmable logic controller (PLC) based operations, centrifuge & Multiple Effect Evaporator (MEE) as effluent treatment process in grain based distillery and Fluidised Bed Combustion (FBC) boiler & condensation cum extraction turbine in captive power plant. He also played a crucial role in removing all excisable goods from different parts of country after statutory prohibition of liquor in states.

Core expertise: Leadership roles in outsourcing-Franchise-Tie-up Manufacturing Units operations models during his tenure apart from own manufacturing facilities. Cost control, Leadership in Liquor operations, driving compliance, heading various teams involving manufacturing, human resource, logistics and commercial, and outsourcing. He graduated as an engineer from National Institute of Technology, Durgapur.

He is a travel enthusiast, love photography and is a philanthropy. He has been actively involved in community welfare activities like campaigns for environmental awareness, green belt development, campaigns for safer highways in parallel to active participation in Diageo India’s ‘Road to safety’ campaign and supports lesser privileged children for their education apart from his time at work.

Ms. Mamta Sundara, Director

Ms. Mamta Sundara has 16 years of experience as a legal professional working in India, Singapore and London across a diverse range of businesses including telecom and consumer durables. Ms. Mamta Sundara has joined United Spirits Limited as the General Counsel in February 2015. Prior to that, she has spent 6 years in various roles in Diageo across London, Mumbai and Bangalore, with her last role providing support to the strategy and standards work done within United Spirits Limited. Prior to Diageo, Ms. Mamta Sundara has spent 4 years based in Singapore and providing support all legal aspects for the South East Asia business of the Global Services division of British Telecom.

Ms. Srivathsala K.N, Independent Director

Srivathsala is an Entrepreneur and an Angel Investor. She is Mentoring many companies in the area of business strategy and Financial Management. She is also founder of four organisations.

Fintrans Investment Advisors Private Limited: Fintrans is one of India’s Leading Financial Planning Firms. It has so far guided over 500 High Net Worth Individuals from all walks of life on managing their personal finance wisely. As part of her endeavour to make everyone financially wise, she has published more than 100 newsletters and e-books, addressed a cross-section of investors from the corporate sector to the banking industry and pensioners. Fintrans has been part of Financial Literacy programs for Women. Through its programs, it has reached more than 2000+ Women.

Wintrans Consultancy Private Limited: a business consultancy services company. It focuses on critical issues for the growth and sustainability of companies like strategy, marketing, organisation, operations, technology, digital transformation, corporate finance and funding across all industries. Wintrans also supports Women entrepreneurs. It has already provided an ideal launch pad for those who dare to dream beyond conventions and challenge their limits. Wintrans plans to raise the bar and support at least 100 entrepreneurs over the next three years.

Eleasee Private Limited: This aims to provide electric vehicle leasing and fleet management service to its customers. It has a vision to develop innovative, sustainable and cost-efficient mobility solutions to its’ customers according to their continuously changing needs.

VandyamPrasada Foods Private Limited: Vandyam is a social Enterprise which delivers Sattvik food offered to Lord Sri Krishna every day to Senior citizens and other believers of Sattvik food in Bangalore at their door step.

As a mentor she guides entrepreneurs on how to start and grow a profitable business that make a positive impact. She helps them to recognise great business ideas/models from amongst flurry of possible business avenues. She also helps to build a fast-growing organisation on a foundation of strong cultural values.

Mentor at PrahladKakkar’s Institute of Branding and Entrepreneurship and IIT Mumbai, she has been interacting with students at various levels on financial planning and entrepreneurship.

She has conducted various Training and Awareness Programs on Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy for corporates, public and Students. She is a noted speaker on the topic of Financial Planning and Entrepreneurship in reputed forums such as SEBI, National Stock Exchange, Times Foundation, The Christ University, RBI, Bank of India, many IT companies and WEConnect. Srivathsala’s views are quoted in Times of India, Hindu Business Line, Economic Time, Mint etc.

She is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a Post-graduate degree in Commerce from Bangalore University. She is also an Institute of Chartered Accountants India’s qualified “Accounting Technician”.

Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, Director

Sanjeev K Gupta is Executive Vice President – Manufacturing Operations for United Spirits Limited – a Diageo Group Company and is part of Diageo India Leadership Team. He is responsible for manufacturing operations of own units , third party manufacturing units , operations excellence and engineering and capital projects for Diageo India business.

He has around 28 years of diversified work experience with Unilever in India and Sri Lanka, Mondelez in South East Asia , Tata steel and Ceat Tyres. In his career spanning across FMCG and Industrial companies, Sanjeev has worked in various supply chain functions including manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Excellence, Demand/Supply Planning and Logistics and has been in the country leadership team in Unilever Sri Lanka and Mondelez in Indonesia and Vietnam.

Prior to joining Diageo, Sanjeev was with Mondelez International as Integrated Supply Chain Director and was leading end to end supply chain for Vietnam business.

He is an engineering graduate from IIT Roorkee and post graduate from NITIE Mumbai.

Nimish Shah, Director

Nimish Shah is Executive-Vice President – Financial Controller-Accounting in United Spirits Limited- a Diageo Group Company. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAI) with over 2 decades of experience through varied roles in business operations with P&L accountability, strategic and business planning, corporate finance, and controllership having worked in organizations such as The Walt Disney Company and Pepsi Co. Inc.