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Tata Global Beverages Ltd (TAGL.NS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Natarajan Chandrasekaran

57 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Sunil D'Souza

2020 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director

John Jacob

Chief Financial Officer

Adil Ahmad

2019 President - International Business

Richa Arora

President - Packaged Foods (India)

Sushant Dash

2020 President - Packaged Beverages (India, Bangladesh and Middle East)

Chacko Thomas

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer - Tata Coffee

Ajit Krishnakumar

Chief Operating Officer

Amit Chincholikar

Global Chief Human Resource Officer

Neelabja Chakrabarty

2019 Vice President, Company Secretary

L. Krishnakumar

61 2013 Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Navaneel Kar

2019 Head - Sales (India)

Vikram Grover

2020 Managing Director - NourishCo

Vikas Gupta

Global Head - Research & Development

Rakesh Sony

Global Head – Strategy and M&A

P.B. Balaji

2020 Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Siraj Chaudhry

53 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Bharat Puri

59 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

S. Santhanakrishnan

69 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Shikha Sharma

61 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Natarajan Chandrasekaran

Mr. Natarajan Chandrasekaran serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He joined the Board of Tata Sons in October 2016 and was appointed Chairman in January 2017. He also chairs the Boards of several group operating companies, including Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) – of which he was Chief Executive from 2009-17. His appointment as Chairman followed a 30-year business career at TCS, which he joined from university. He rose through the ranks at TCS to become CEO and Managing Director of the leading global IT solution and consulting firm. Under his leadership, TCS generated total revenues of USD 16.5 billion in 2015-16 and consolidated its position as the largest private sector employer in India and the country’s most valuable company. TCS has also been placed among the 'Big 4' most valuable IT services brands worldwide, ranked as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Forbes and recognised as a Global Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute across 24 countries. He is also the author of Bridgital Nation, a groundbreaking book on harnessing technological disruptions to bring Indians closer to their dreams. He has been awarded several honorary doctorates by leading universities in India and internationally, including an honorary Doctor of Letters from Macquarie University, Australia, Doctor of Letters from the Regional Engineering College, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, where he completed a Masters degree in Computer Applications before joining TCS in 1987. He is on the International Advisory Council of Singapore’s Economic Development Board. He is the Chairman of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow as well as the President of the Court at India Institute of Science Bengaluru. He is the member of Bocconi's International Advisory Council and the Co-Chair India US CEO Forum. He is an active member of India’s bilateral business forums including USA, UK, Australia and Japan.

Sunil D'Souza

Mr. Sunil A. D'Souza serves as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director of the Company. In his previous role, he served as Managing Director of Whirlpool India Ltd. for over four years. Prior to this, he spent almost 15 years at PepsiCo, where he held several leadership roles. During his stint at PepsiCo, he handled all commercial aspects of the company’s food and beverage portfolio and successfully led the business in a large cluster of Asian countries. He began his career at Hindustan Unilever Ltd. in 1993. With over 26 years of rich experience, he has strong domain knowledge of the consumer products business with distinct focus on strategy, growth and execution. He is an engineering graduate from the University of Madras and holds a post-graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Current external appointments: He is also a Director on the Boards of Tata Starbucks Private Ltd. and several other Tata Consumer group companies.

John Jacob

Adil Ahmad

Mr. Adil Ahmad serves as President - International Business of the Company. Mr. Ahmad joined in 2015 as the Global Chief Marketing Officer. He has played a key role in developing a strong portfolio of global brands with a focus on overall brand health, profitability and premiumisation. In his current role, he is responsible for driving Tata Consumer’s growth in the international markets of Europe, USA and Canada. Prior to joining, he has had a 20-year career with Reckitt Benckiser, holding leadership positions across the UK, India, the Middle East and East Asia, in both strategic and operational roles. He is a graduate from St Stephens College, Delhi and holds an MBA degree from Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Richa Arora

Ms. Richa Arora serves as President - Packaged Foods (India) of the Company. Ms. Arora joined the Foods business in 2014 to lead the transformation of this vertical. She will drive the growth strategy and outcomes, including innovations for the Packaged Foods category in India. She has over 30 years of wide-ranging experience spanning Business Operations, Marketing, Strategic Planning and Communications. In her previous role, she had set up Five by Six Consulting – a boutique strategic marketing consulting firm, advising companies like McCain Foods, Britannia and Wipro (Consumer). Prior to this, she worked as Head of Marketing & Innovation at Britannia and in leadership positions at Balsara and FCB-Ulka. She has an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and is a Chevening scholar from the London School of Economics.

Sushant Dash

Mr. Sushant Dash serves as President - Packaged Beverages (India, Bangladesh and Middle East) of the Company. Mr. Dash is responsible for driving the growth strategy and outcomes including innovations for the Packaged Beverages category in India and for the overall business in Bangladesh and the Middle East. He has successfully handled various strategic and operational roles for the Company. Some of his previous roles include Marketing Head for India, Team Leader of a Venture Team based in the UK and Senior Director – Marketing and Business Development – for Tata Starbucks. He has also worked for ORG Marg in various capacities in Consumer and Market Research. Prior to this, he was the Global Brand Director of Tata Consumer. (India, Bangladesh and Middle East)

Chacko Thomas

Mr. Chacko Purackal Thomas serves as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer - Tata Coffee of the Company. Mr. Thomas was appointed Managing Director & CEO of Tata Coffee, effective 1st April 2019. Previously, he served as Executive Director and Deputy CEO of Tata Coffee, where he was directly responsible for the overall delivery of the plantation transformation and instant coffee agenda. In his previous assignment, he was associated with Kanan Devan Hills Plantation Company (KDHP) since its inception. KDHP is South India’s largest tea plantation company and an associate company of TGB. He joined the erstwhile Tata Tea in 1992 as Assistant Manager and rose to the position of MD of KDHP in 2012. Under his leadership, KDHP was awarded ‘The Best Company for Employee Involvement & Participation’ in India for 2015. He remains a Director on the Board of KDHP and serves on various boards of industry associations. He has completed an Advanced Management Programme from INSEAD France

Ajit Krishnakumar

Mr. Ajit Krishnakumar serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Krishnakumar has 20 years of global work experience, which includes responsibilities for strategy, corporate finance and M&A across a number of industries. He joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer in January 2020. He is responsible for the India Product Supply Organization (procurement, manufacturing, supply chain and logistics), Tea Buying and Blending, Quality Assurance, New Business Ventures and Integration, and Transformation management. In his previous role, he was Senior Vice President, Tata Sons in the Group Chairman’s office, leading strategy for consumer businesses. He has also worked with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Rothschild & Co., among others. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a BBA from the University of Hartford, Connecticut.

Amit Chincholikar

Mr. Amit Chincholikar serves as Global Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. Mr. Chincholikar has been with the Tata group since 2010. Prior to joining Tata Consumer, he was with Tata Sons as Senior Vice President – Group Human Resources. He has also worked in organisations such as Mercer Consulting and Aditya Birla Group in leadership roles in India, USA and Singapore. In his current role, he leads the people strategy as well as the sustainability strategy, commitment and execution for the global organisation. He holds a post-graduate degree from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune and is a graduate in Statistics and Operations Research from the University of Mumbai.

Neelabja Chakrabarty

L. Krishnakumar

Mr. L. Krishnakumar serves as Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He started his career with A. F. Ferguson and Co., where he worked as a Senior Consultant with their management consultancy division. He subsequently worked with Larsen and Toubro Ltd., a diversified conglomerate, in a variety of areas and was lastly in their corporate office as General Manager, Finance, before joining the Tata group. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Cost Accountants of India and Institute of Company Secretaries of India and has diverse experience in consulting, manufacturing, service and consumer industries. Current external appointments: He is also a Director on the Boards of Tata Starbucks Ltd., NourishCo Beverages Ltd. and several of the Company’s overseas subsidiaries.

Navaneel Kar

Mr. Navaneel Kar serves as Head - Sales (India) of the Company. Mr. Kar is Head, Sales (India) for all channels for the combined Foods and Beverages portfolio. He joined Tata Consumer in August 2019. He has over 20 years of experience in Sales, Marketing & Category Management. He started his career as a graduate engineer with Tata Motors (erstwhile Tata Engineering) and worked in the Automobile and Construction Equipment businesses. After his MBA, he joined ITC Ltd. and worked with them for 16 years in various roles spanning Sales and Marketing. His interest areas include strategy, innovation and sales transformation. He holds an MBA in Marketing & Finance from XLRI Jamshedpur. He also holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering, from Delhi College of Engineering.

Vikram Grover

Mr. Vikram Grover serves as Managing Director - NourishCo of the Company. Mr. Grover leads NourishCo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Consumer. NourishCo provides meaningful hydration solutions in the non-carbonated, ready-to-drink beverages segment in India and around the world. He joined Tata Consumer as Marketing Head for South Asia in 2010 and has played a key role in achieving several milestones for the Company’s branded tea business in India. Prior to this, he has worked with Unilever, holding significant roles such as Global Strategy and Archetypes Director for Beverages and Country Head for Beverages in India. He has an MBA degree in Marketing from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, and is an engineering graduate from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.

Vikas Gupta

Mr. Vikas Gupta serves as Global Head - Research & Development of the Company. Mr. Gupta is Global Head of R&D for Tata Consumer and is responsible for leading the R&D function and processes across Packaged Beverages, Packaged Foods and RTD Beverages. He joined Tata Consumer as Head of Product Innovation for India in 2013 and subsequently moved into the role of Head of Global NPD for the Beverages business. During his tenure with the Company, he has played a key role in achieving successful launches of Innovation projects across global markets. Vikas brings with him the diverse experience of the food and beverage industry with demonstrated leadership capabilities in NPD, cost innovation and supply chain to develop and launch innovation projects. Before joining Tata Consumer, he has worked in GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd. and Unilever India Ltd. He has a Master’s degree in Food Technology from the Central Food Technology Research Institute, Mysuru.

Rakesh Sony

Mr. Rakesh Sony serves as Global Head – Strategy and M&A of the Company. He is responsible for the development and deployment of strategies and the delivery of new businesses/acquisitions/alliances to drive the sustainable, profitable growth agenda of the Company. He also oversees the Investor Relations function of the Company. He has over 22 years of experience and has held key leadership roles in the private equity and investment banking world. He was the Director and India Head of Proterra Investment Partners and Partner at Motilal Oswal PE Fund. Before that, he successfully co-founded an investment bank. He has led multiple M&A deals and successful investments in the food and consumer space in India and has assisted companies in their strategic transformation processes. He is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.

P.B. Balaji

Mr. P.B. Balaji serves as Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Balaji started his career with Unilever in 1993 as Management Trainee and has worked in number of roles in Finance and Supply Chain over a period of more than 20 years. Mr. Balaji was earlier the Vice President, Finance for Unilever America, Supply Chain, based out of Switzerland, responsible for financial aspects of an 18 billion supply chain. Prior to that, he was the Group Chief Accountant of Unilever worldwide based at London. Before moving to London, Mr. Balaji has served as the Vice President, Finance for the Home and Personal Care business in India andearlier asthe Vice President, Treasury forthe AAR region based out of Singapore.

Siraj Chaudhry

Mr. Siraj Azmat Chaudhry serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. His tenure at Cargill spans nearly 24 years out of a career of over 32 years in Agriculture and Food and includes handling the leadership role in India for 12 years, as well as a global commodity trading role in Geneva. Under his leadership since 2007, Cargill India, through a combination of green fields and acquisitions, has successfully built both their consumer FMCG businesses in India and institutional businesses, backed by world-class manufacturing facilities, early technology adoption robust sales and distribution network, and an enviable brand portfolio. Cargill’s edible oil fortification plan has been recognised as one of the pioneering efforts in addressing malnutrition. He is a Co-Chair of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) National Committee on Agriculture. He has, in the past, chaired the FICCI, the Agriculture and Food Committee of USA-India Business Council (USIBC) in India and the Agriculture and Food Committee at American Chambers of Commerce. He has been actively engaged with the World Economic Forum on their agriculture agenda in India. He is a thought leader in the space of Agriculture and Food and is consulted by central and state governments for his views in these fields. He supports and mentors start-ups in the space of Food and Agriculture. He has been closely associated with the cause of food security and nutrition. He has been one of the founders of the United Way Delhi chapter and India Food Banking Network. He is presently the Managing Director & CEO of National Collateral Management Services Ltd. (NCML), a Fairfax company. He is also on the Boards of Tata Coffee Ltd. as an Independent Director and as a Director on the Boards of NCML Agribusiness Consultants Private Ltd., NCML Mktyard Private Ltd., NCML Finance Private Ltd. and Arboreal Bioinnovations Private Ltd.

Bharat Puri

Mr. Bharat Puri serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is the Managing Director of Pidilite Industries Ltd. He started his career with Asian Paints in 1982 and rose to head Sales & Marketing. He moved to Cadbury India as Director of Sales & Marketing in 1998 and was appointed its Managing Director in 2002. He has held senior leadership positions in Sales, Marketing and General Management at the regional and global level, culminating in his becoming Global President – Chocolates, Gum and Candy for Mondelez International. He has been a successful global business leader, who has built, energised and led diverse teams across numerous geographies. He is the Managing Director of Pidilite Industries Ltd. He is also a Director on the Boards of ICA Pidilite Private Ltd., Tata Consumer Products UK Group Ltd. and Tata Consumer Products GB Ltd.

S. Santhanakrishnan

Mr. S. Santhanakrishnan serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He has specialised knowledge in M&As, valuations, corporate laws and technology. He brings to the Board four decades of rich experience in finance, accounts and international accounting standards, strategy and planning and corporate laws. He has been an Independent Director for over 16 years in banks and been a Chairman of a bank for over 8 years. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and a Managing Partner of PKF Sridhar and Santhanam LLP, Chartered Accountants. He was a member in the Central Council of ICAI for 15 years up to 2015, and has served in various committees of the Institute. He is a member on the Boards of various Tata companies like Tata Realty and Infrastructure Ltd., Tata Housing Development Company Ltd., Eight O'clock Coffee Company, Consolidated Coffee Inc., Tata Coffee Vietnam Company Ltd. and a Director in ICICI Home Finance Co. Ltd. He is a Designated Partner of PKF Sridhar & Santhanam LLP, a well-known CA firm. He is also actively involved with various government and industry bodies. He has been a member of the High-level Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility formed by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and is also a Government Nominee for Central Council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). He is a member of various Charitable organisations like Chairman of Coorg Foundation in Coorg, Voluntary Health Services in Chennai and various other Trusts.

Shikha Sharma

Smt. Shikha Sharma serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She was the Managing Director and CEO of Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank, from June 2009 up to December 2018. As a leader adept at managing change, she led the Bank on a transformation journey from being primarily a corporate lender to a bank with a strong retail deposit franchise and a balanced lending book. She has more than three decades of experience in the financial sector, having begun her career with ICICI Bank Ltd. in 1980. During her tenure with ICICI Bank, she was instrumental in setting up ICICI Securities. As Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd., she led the company to become the No.1 private sector life insurance company in India. She was a member of RBI’s Technical Advisory Committee, RBI’s Panel on Financial Inclusion, the Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-Income Households. She has chaired CII’s National Committee on Banking 2015-2017. She has a demonstrated track record of building successful and enduring businesses, deep understanding of business through data and analytics and has built businesses based on consumer insight and technology execution. She is also an independent director on the Boards of Ambuja Cements Ltd., Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, Tech Mahindra Ltd, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. She is a member of the Board of Governors of IIM Lucknow, a member of the Advisory Board of Bridgespan and an advisor to several companies.