Manoj Kohli, the former MD of Bharti Airtel and the former head of SoftBank India’s country division, and Bharat Anand, a partner at Khaitan & Co., have been appointed as independent directors to the board of B9 Beverages, the parent company of Bira 91.
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With the appointment of these individuals, Bira 91 hopes to improve its corporate governance while growing the company’s operations in India and abroad by utilizing the appointees’ extensive experience in global business.
“I am truly excited to bring on-board Manoj and Bharat as independent directors at Bira 91. We are at an important inflection point as a business, and as we continue on our journey of high growth, we would want to ensure that we develop a business that has long-term sustainability, improved risk management and increased quality of corporate governance. With Manoj’s and Bharat’s experience, I am sure we will be able to strengthen Bira 91 considerably on these aspects,” Ankur Jain, founder and CEO, Bira 91 said.
“Over the next decade, my mission is to support entrepreneurs in building successful businesses that can scale not only in India, but also create a strong presence globally. Bira 91 is amongst the fastest growing beer brands in the world and is at an exciting phase of its business journey. I am excited to partner with their team and help take the business to newer heights,”Manoj Kohli, said.
“Bira 91 has done a great job of disrupting a really promising, high growth category. As B9 evolves into a large business, I hope to help support its transition into a well-run corporate and facilitate sustained growth,” Bharat Anand, said.
About Bira 91
Established in 2015, Bira 91 is driven by a dynamic team of over 550 passionate beer lovers. Bira 91 is a modern beer brand in India. Bira 91 aspires to bring flavorful beers to the new world. As one of the fastest growing brands in the world, Bira 91 has built a diverse portfolio of award-winning beers, one for every occasion, and aims to drive the global shift in beer towards more color and flavor. Bira 91 spreads in over 500 towns and cities, spread across 16 countries.