CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR RADICO KHAITAN LTD.
The spirited and soaring journey of Radico Khaitan Limited is primarily a saga of Dr Lalit Khaitan’s experience-led wisdom and courage. Dr. Khaitan has scripted an inspiring success story for his brand that changed the perspective of liquor industry in India over the last 5 decades.
Born in Kolkata, Dr Khaitan received education from Mayo College, Ajmer and St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He acquired the company in 1972-73 with a lot of liabilities and succeeded in transforming RKL from a bottler to a leading IMFL player in India. His unique management style has helped maintain RKL as an ethical and transparent organisation with highest corporate governance standards.
Today, as the Chairman and Managing Director of Radico Khaitan Limited, he provides the overall strategic direction to the Company. He has been instrumental in improving quality standards and enhancing customer satisfaction, leading to substantial revenue growth and increased market shares.
Dr. Khaitan has been a recipient of several professional awards including the recent ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ bestowed on him by the UPDA in December 2017 for his remarkable contribution to the Industry stands as an honourable attestation.
He has been associated with a number of developmental projects, has represented India with several international delegations, and is involved in social & educational activities across India. Currently, he holds the following positions:
Mr. Abhishek Khaitan is the brain behind Radico’s foray into the branded business. He started his career in 1997 by spearheading the marketing division at Radico Khaitan Limited. The first brand that he launched was 8PM Whisky- a runaway success; sold one million cases in the first year itself and featured in the Limca Book of World Records.
A visionary gifted with sharp entrepreneurial acumen, Abhishek was able to see Vodka as the next emerging drink and quick to launch Magic Moments Vodka. The tremendous success of Magic Moments Vodka is a testimony to his astute business intelligence. Not only is Magic Moments the largest selling vodka in India, it is also the 11th largest selling Vodka in the world.
As the Managing Director with over 2 decades of industry experience, he has been instrumental in launching over 15 successful brands of which 5 feature in the millionaires club. His relentless pursuit for premiumisation of the portfolio continues with brands like Morpheus Premium Brandy, Rampur Indian Single Malt Whisky and Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin.
Recognising his outstanding contribution to the Indian liquor industry and transformation of Radico Khaitan, he has been conferred upon various awards including the prestigious “Bhartiya Udyog Ratan Award” by the Govt. of India, “National Industrial Excellence Award” by the World Economic Progress Society.
He holds a Bachelor degree of Engineering from BMS college of Engineering, Bangalore and has completed a Managerial Finance & Accounting course from Harvard, USA.
Mr. K S Mehta heads S.S. Kothari Mehta & Co. – Chartered Accountants firm and specializes in Corporate Financial Planning & Corporate Restructuring, Project Financing, and Business Valuation.
Formerly, he served as the President at PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SEBI appointed Director of National Stock Exchange of India and Director at Prudential ICICI Asset Management Co. Ltd.
He is presently an active member of Executive Committee of FICCI among other government committees and erstwhile member of advisory committee on primary markets in SEBI, northern regional advisory board of IDBI and central council of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
Mr. Mehta also held senior management positions at the Research Committee of ICAI and Rotary Club of Delhi Midtown.
Mr. Ashutosh Patra is a Senior Partner at the leading law firm O.P. Khaitan & Co. and practises at Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court.
He enrolled as an Advocate in the Bar Council of Delhi in the year 1970 and started his practice career in the chambers of eminent jurist late Dr. L. M. Singhvi. He was also associated with the law firm Khaitan & Co. in 1977.
Mr. Patra is M.A. in Political Science and LL.M. from University of Delhi.
Whole Time Director, Director – Operations
Mr. Krishan Pal Singh, a qualified Technocrat, has over 45 years of experience in the field of Alcohol & Liquor Industry and has been associated with Radico Khaitan Limited for over three decades. He heads the operations of the Company’s Units at Rampur, Bazpur & Bahadurgarh. He is also the Occupier of the Company’s Factory in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh.
He is one of the Members of the Expert Committee Constituted by Central Pollution Control Board for Distilleries. He is an active member of Molasses Advisory Committee of Uttar Pradesh, convener for organising Technical Seminars with All India Distillers Association (AIDA) and Uttar Pradesh Distillers Association (UPDA).
He is enthusiastically involved in social activities and has taken various permanent project in the field of women empowerment, self-employment, academic excellence, safe clean and green environment along with the major project for up-lifting of underground water level by artificial water recharging.
Dr. Raghupati Singhania is the Chairman and Managing Director of JK Tyre & Industries Limited. He has been closely associated with a host of industries including those engaged in the business of automotive tyres and tubes, power transmission, v-belts, conveyor belt, automotive belts, oil seals, industrial electronics, material handling systems, bulk drugs and hybrid seeds for over 40 years.
Formerly, Dr. Singhania had served as the President of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is associated with a number of institutes in the field of medical research and education, besides serving trade and industrial bodies such as the CII, ASSOCHAM and CAPAXIL in various capacities. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, London.
For his outstanding contribution in the fields of education, training and research in elastomer, polymers and tyres, he has been conferred with an honorary Doctorate in Science by the Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur.
Dr. Singhania holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Calcutta.
Mr. Sarvesh Srivastava holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of taxation, corporate restructuring and law. He is an active member of several study groups and has been organising / participating in seminars and conference on international tax and other related matters. He is the proprietor of a tax advisory firm engaged in providing expert advisory services, with regard to all the aspects of Income Tax including tax planning measures and representation before tax authorities, including the Central Board of Direct Taxes, Income tax Tribunals. His firm has considerable expertise in interpretation of International Tax Treaties and Non-resident Taxation, along with offering advices on corporate structures, mergers and acquisitions.
Non-Executive Non-Independent Director
Ms. Shailja Devi carries rich experience in handling the sales & exports of various products in overseas, duty free market and overseas joint venture and collaborations. She is a women director fulfilling the requirements of SEBI Circular No. CIR/CFD/POLICY CELL/2/2014 dated April 17, 2014.