Mr. V K Rekhi (President, Spirits Division of the UB Group; Managing Director of McDowell & Company Limited)
An MBA of the famed Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Mr Rekhi has also trained in Export Management at the Geneva-based International Trade Centre, besides attending an International Senior Management Programme at the Harvard Business School.
With more than three decades of experience - almost all of it with the United Breweries – Mr. Rekhi has held senior positions for the country's largest liquor company in both India and abroad.
Abhay Kewadkar (Chief Winemaker and Business Head - Wines)
Mr. Abhay Kewadkar holds the honour of being the first Indian winemaker to have shaped the Indian commercial wine industry since the country’s independence. His illustrious career began at Champagne India Limited. He later honed his skills and fine-tuned his expertise at Grover Vineyards, Bangalore, becoming one of the most accomplished winemakers of the country. Today, he is the Chief Winemaker and Business Head for the UB Group and is responsible for setting up its wine business.