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ABOUT FOUNDER CHAIRMAN

  • Mr. Ravi Kant Jaipuria is the promoter and founding Chairman of Varun beverages Limited
  • Mr. Jaipuria has three decades of hands-on experience in conceptualizing, executing, developing and expanding the Food, Beverages and Dairy business in South Asia & Africa.
  • He is the only Indian bottler to be awarded the PepsiCo “International Bottler of the Year” award in the year 1997. It was presented at PepsiCo’s centennial year and the award was presented by Mr. Donald M. Kendall, founder of PepsiCo Inc. in presence of Mr. George Bush, the 41st President of USA.
  • He is hands on, well connected and respected entrepreneur of the business community in South Asia and Africa.

Board of Directors

RAVI KANT JAIPURIA

RAVI KANT JAIPURIA

Promoter & Chairman

RAVI KANT JAIPURIA

RAVI KANT JAIPURIA

Promoter & Chairman

He is the promoter of the Company and has over three decades of experience in conceptualizing, executing, developing and expanding food, beverages and dairy business in South Asia and Africa. He has an established reputation as an entrepreneur and business leader and is the only Indian Company’s promoter to receive PepsiCo’s award for International Bottler of the Year, awarded in 1997. He was also awarded the ‘Distinguished Entrepreneurship Award’ at the PHD Chamber Annual Awards for Excellence 2018.

VARUN JAIPURIA

VARUN JAIPURIA

Promoter, Executive Vice-Chairman and Whole-time Director

VARUN JAIPURIA

VARUN JAIPURIA

Promoter, Executive Vice-Chairman and Whole-time Director

He is the Promoter & Executive Vice Chairman of the Company. He has been actively working with the Company since 2009 and has been instrumental in comprehensive development of Company’s business including acquisitions and integration of acquired territories.

Under his leadership, Varun Beverages was awarded PepsiCo’s Bottler of the Year in 2023 and Best Bottler in AMESA (Africa, Middle East and South Asia) sector in 2021 in recognition of Company’s operational excellence, governance practices and sustainability initiatives.

He attended Bachelor’s degree program in international business from the Regent’s University London. He is a Harvard Alumni and had attended Program for Leadership Development (PLD), 2018-2019 batch from Harvard Business School, Boston.

RAJ PAL GANDHI

RAJ PAL GANDHI

Whole-time Director

RAJ PAL GANDHI

RAJ PAL GANDHI

Whole-time Director

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant of 1980 batch and also did management program with Harvard Business School. Out of his total 43 years of experience, 31 years of experience is with the RJ Corp Group. He is instrumental in formulating company’s strategy towards diversification, expansion, mergers and acquisitions, capex planning including capital/fund raising. He enjoys longstanding relationship with institutional investors and lenders.

RAJINDER JEET SINGH BAGGA

RAJINDER JEET SINGH BAGGA

Whole-time Director

RAJINDER JEET SINGH BAGGA

RAJINDER JEET SINGH BAGGA

Whole-time Director

He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been associated with the Company since 1996 and is currently heading technical operations since 2003. He has an experience of 27 years with the Company in managing technical operations and execution of projects. Prior to this, he was associated with Eveready Industries India Limited for approximately 10 years and was last working in the capacity as their production manager.

DR. RAVI GUPTA

DR. RAVI GUPTA

Independent Director

DR. RAVI GUPTA

DR. RAVI GUPTA

Independent Director

He holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in commerce from the University of Delhi. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Delhi, a diploma in labor law from the Indian Law Institute, a Master’s degree in business administration from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi and a doctorate in philosophy for his thesis on ‘Country Risk Analysis in Investment Financing Decision Making’ from the University of Delhi. He was employed as an Associate Professor in the commerce department of Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi. He was appointed by the Government of India as a member of the committee constituted for simplification of Income Tax Act. He was also nominated by the government to the Central Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is Founder and President of Tax Law Educare Society, a non-profit making voluntary organization, with the main objective to educate general public and professionals on Taxation, Law and Allied Matters for last 15 years.

RASHMI DHARIWAL

RASHMI DHARIWAL

Independent Director

RASHMI DHARIWAL

RASHMI DHARIWAL

Independent Director

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts from the University of Delhi and is a practicing advocate at the Calcutta High Court since 1978. She is also the chairperson of a non-profit organization called Prayatn which provides education to underprivileged children. She has also worked in several leading firms in India including Khaitan & Co, Calcutta and Delhi, Mulla & Mulla, Mumbai and also in the Philippines.

SITA KHOSLA

SITA KHOSLA

Independent Director

SITA KHOSLA

SITA KHOSLA

Independent Director

She holds Bachelor’s of Arts degree from St. Stephen’s College and LLB from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and is enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi. She practices in the areas of corporate, contract and commercial laws since 1992. She has been involved in providing advice on a wide range of issues from company formation, corporate governance and regulatory compliance to mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, foreign investments, exchange control regulations and securities laws. She has acted as India legal advisor to major players in the civil aviation sector including international commercial airlines, MRO organizations and ground handling operators in respect of their operations in India.

ABHIRAM SETH

ABHIRAM SETH

Independent Director

ABHIRAM SETH

ABHIRAM SETH

Independent Director

He is graduate in Economics from Delhi University and Masters in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Bombay University with specialization in marketing. He is the Managing Director of Aquagri since 2008 that is focused on promoting Aqua Agriculture through self-help groups amongst the coastal communities. He started his career with Hindustan Lever Limited in 1975 where he worked in the Sales and Marketing function and then moved on to the MGF group, where he looked after the industrial gases business. Since 1993, he was the Executive Director – Exports and External Affairs for PepsiCo India and in 2001, at PepsiCo he took on additional responsibility of driving the sustainability agenda and external affairs. 

ANIL KUMAR SONDHI

ANIL KUMAR SONDHI

Independent Director

ANIL KUMAR SONDHI

ANIL KUMAR SONDHI

Independent Director

He is B.Tech from IIT Delhi and Master of Business Administration from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. He has more than 45 years experience in the areas of Projects, Manufacturing & Technical operations of process industry. He has worked as Director – Projects, Director – Quality & Food Safety for PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd., Chief of Technical Operations & Supply Chain for NourishCo Beverages Pvt. Ltd. (Tata PepsiCo JV) and Vice President – Operations of Safe Water Network. During the early years of career, he worked for manufacturing as well as projects for heavy chemicals like Acids, Oleums, Caustic Soda, Chlorine, Edible oils, fats and Calcium carbide with Shriram Industrial Enterprises Limited.