Leadership

Meet the management team

The beverage business is overseen by an Executive Team, which operates under the overall supervision and direction of the Boards of Tata Global Beverages Limited and its sub-committees and respective legal entities. The Executive Team has been formed with a view to streamline the global operations of the beverages business, considering, in particular, the widespread presence of the entities carrying on this business across various countries. It operates under the schedule of authority approved by the relevant entities.

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Mr. Ajoy K. Misra

Managing Director & CEO,
Tata Global Beverages Limited

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Mr. Misra has been with Tata Group for over 30 years. Before becoming a part of Tata Global Beverages Limited, he held with distinction several leadership roles at the Taj Group of Hotels, including that of Head of Global Marketing & Sales, Area Director in the Sri Lanka and Maldives regions, and General Manager of various regions and properties of Taj.

Mr. Misra is a Civil Engineering graduate from BITS Pilani and holds an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.

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Mr. L. Krishna Kumar

Executive Director,
Tata Global Beverages Limited

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Mr. L. Krishna Kumar joined Tata Group in 2000 as Vice President, Finance, in the Hotels business, and was then promoted as Head of Finance of Tata Tea in India in 2004. He is currently the Group Chief Financial Officer, and supervises the finance, governance and IT functions.

A graduate from Loyola College, Chennai, Mr. Krishna Kumar subsequently achieved professional qualifications in Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accountancy and Company Secretarial. He also holds a Diploma in Systems Analysis. He has held several senior positions in consulting and industry. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant from A. F. Ferguson and Company, he worked with them for 5 years as a Senior Consultant with their Management Consultancy division. During his tenure there, he supervised a variety of engagements in India as well as across the globe. He subsequently worked with Larsen and Toubro Limited (L&T), a diversified conglomerate company, in a variety of areas. His last role with L&T, before joining Tata Group, was as General Manager, Finance, in their corporate office.

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Amit Chincholikar

Global Chief Human Resources Officer,
Tata Global Beverages Limited

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Mr. Amit Chincholikar serves as Global Chief Resources Office for Tata Global Beverages Limited . He has been with the Tata Group since 2010. Prior to joining Tata Global Beverages, Amit was with Tata Sons Limited as Senior Vice President – Group Human Resources. He has also worked in organizations such as Mercer Consulting and Aditya Birla Group in leadership roles in India, US and Singapore. In his current role, he also oversees the Business Excellence function in the company

Amit holds a post graduate degree from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune and is a graduate in Statistics and Operations Research from University of Mumbai.

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Mr. Adil Ahmad

President – International Business,
Tata Global Beverages Limited

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Adil joined Tata Global Beverages in 2015 as 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 premiumization. In his current role, he is responsible for driving TGB’s growth in international markets of Europe, United States and Canada. Prior to joining Tata Global Beverages, Adil has had a twenty year career with Reckitt Benckiser, holding leadership positions across UK, India, Middle East and East Asia, in both strategic and operational roles.

Adil graduated from St Stephens College, Delhi and holds an MBA from Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Sushant Dash

Mr. Sushant Dash

Regional President, India,
Tata Global Beverages Limited

Sushant Dash

Mr. Dash joined Tata Global Beverages in 2000, and has successfully handled various strategic and operational roles for the organisation. Some of his previous roles include Marketing Head for India, Team Leader of a Venture Team based in UK, and Senior Director – Marketing and Business Development – for Tata Starbucks. In his most recent role, he was the Global Brand Director of Tata Global Beverages. Prior to joining the Company, he worked at ORG Marg in various capacities in Consumer and Market Research.

Mr. Dash holds a post graduate degree from Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA) and is a graduate in Economics from Ravenshaw University, Cuttack.

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Mr. Vikram Grover

President – Water Vertical,
Tata Global Beverages Limited

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Vikram Grover is Head of Tata Global Beverage's water business, responsible for product and market development of functional waters and building a global footprint for the water business. He is based in Bangalore, India and also has overall responsibility for the company's tea business in Bangladesh.

Vikram joined Tata Global Beverages 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 joining Tata Global Beverages, he worked with Unilever holding significant roles such as Global Strategy and Archetypes Director for Beverages and Country Head for Beverages in India.

Vikram has an MBA in Marketing from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, and is an engineering graduate from the Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.

Mr. Rakesh Sony

Mr. Rakesh Sony

Global Head- Strategy and M&A
Tata Global Beverages Limited

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Rakesh is Global Head- Strategy and M&A at TGB, responsible for development and deployment of strategies for the Organization, delivery of new businesses/acquisitions/ alliances to drive the sustainable, profitable growth agenda of our Company.

Rakesh joined Tata Global Beverages in 2017 and is based out of Mumbai. Rakesh with over 20 years of experience, has held key leadership roles in the Financial Services industry such as the Director & India head of Proterra Investment Partners and Partner at Motilal Oswal PE Fund. He has led over a dozen successful investments in the food and consumer space in India and has assisted Companies in their strategic transformation process.

He is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate from St Xavier’s College, Kolkata.

Sanjiv Sarin

Mr. Sanjiv Sarin

Managing Director & CEO,
Tata Coffee Limited

Sanjiv Sarin

Mr. Sanjiv Sarin is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Coffee Limited. Mr. Sarin has held the position of Regional President, South Asia, of Tata Global Beverages since 2010. During his tenure, he has significantly strengthened Tata Global Beverages’ position in the Indian branded tea market. Mr. Sarin has over 38 years of experience in a variety of significant roles. Prior to his stint at Tata Global Beverages, he held the position of Executive Director – Business Development, at Tata Coffee Limited. He has global experience with leading international organisations, including 16 years at Cadbury Schweppes in the Philippines, Egypt, India and the UK, his last assignment being Country Director of Cadbury Philippines.

Mr. Sarin graduated from Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines, with a distinction, and has a Masters in Economics from Bombay University, where he graduated with a gold medal.

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