Anand Kripalu replaces Sanjeev Churiwala
Diageo India on Friday announced the appointment of Anand Kripalu as Chairman of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, effective from October 1. Anand is currently MD and CEO of Diageo India and assumes this role as an additional responsibility.
He takes over the role of RCB Chairman from Sanjeev Churiwala, who is also Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Diageo India and will be moving to Singapore to take up the position of Finance Director for the APAC region.
Commenting on the change in leadership, Kripalu said, “Royal Challengers Bangalore is an integral part of Diageo India and behind the scenes I have been part of the team’s journey for the past 6 years. As the new season starts, it’s going to be an exciting new chapter to lead the team from the front along with Virat, Mike Hesson and Simon Katich.”
Prior to Kripalu’s current stint with Diageo India, he was President (India and South Asia) at Mondelez International and Managing Director of Cadbury India. He was with Unilever for 22 years. Kripalu is a graduate from IIT, Madras and IIM, Kolkata.