Welcome to United Breweries Limited

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  • India's largest beer company

    A market leader in the truest sense

  • Brewing excellence since inception

    With a hundred-year heritage

  • Committed to giving the best experience to our patrons

  • Recipient of prestigious international accolades

  • A vast distribution network
    across India

UB at a Glance

In 1915, the foundation of Good Times was laid with the coming together of 5 breweries in South India. Today, our beer business has shown strong growth and we are the undisputed king of the Indian beer market.

United Breweries Limited is synonymous with innovation and aggressive marketing that is complemented by a strong distribution network which encompasses an impressive spread of owned and contract manufacturing facilities across the country.

Our flagship brand 'Kingfisher', has achieved international recognition consistently, and has won many awards at international beer festivals. Our most popular beer, Kingfisher Premium Lager beer, is currently available in 69 countries and leads the way among Indian beers in the international market.

Mission Statement

The group’s Mission Statement embodies these objectives:

  • To be the recognized leader in our target markets.
  • To recognize the value of human assets and be the preferred employer wherever we operate.
  • To be the partner of choice for customers and suppliers.
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Heritage & History

It all began with 5 breweries in South India, the oldest of which, Castle Breweries, dates back to 1857. United Breweries, as these breweries were named in 1915, has come a very long way.

Soon afterwards, the sight of bullock carts carrying huge barrels or 'Hog's heads' containing beer became a household sight. These carts wheeled their way to customers, including British troops living in and around Madras, Bangalore and the Nilgiris. Almost immediately, the brew from UB became a favourite, especially with the British troops. So began the history of beer in India, and the history of United Breweries!

The company was bought by the late Mr. Vittal Mallya in 1947, and since then, has consistently tasted success and never looked back. Today, each one of the 89,763 outlets selling beer in India, sell atleast one brand from United Breweries.

  • 1915

    United Breweries (UB) forays into brewing with 5 breweries in South India.

  • 1944

    First bottled beer is created under the label "Exports Beer".

  • 1948

    Mr. Vittal Mallya becomes first Chairman.

  • 1950

    Bangalore is made headquarters.

  • 1960

    Kalyani Breweries is set up in Kalyani, West Bengal.

  • 1965

    Kesarwal Beverages is set up in Goa.

  • 1972

    High Range Breweries is set up in Cherthala in Kerala.


Board of Directors

  • Mr. Vivek Gupta

    Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

    At 47 years old, Mr. Vivek is an engineering graduate with a Master’s in business management from IIM, Ahmedabad.

    Mr. Vivek is a unique executive with homegrown India and global commercial and leadership experience. He brings solid and broad experience from commercial and leadership roles in MNCs and new-age start-ups, both in international markets and India, which feeds his deep knowledge of go-to-market channels and understanding of operating complex businesses in traditional and digital environments.

    Mr. Vivek spent over two decades in leadership and commercial roles at P&G, working across various categories, from everyday consumption to premium categories. His last position with P&G was as Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand. He joins UBL from India’s fastest-growing unicorn, Udaan.com. As Chief Business Officer, he helped build India’s most significant and disruptive e-B2B business.

    Along with the UBL leadership team, Mr. Vivek will be responsible for driving sustainable growth for the company. He will lead the premiumization of UBL’s portfolio, including strengthening the iconicity of Kingfisher.

  • Mr. Radovan Sikorsky

    Director & Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Radovan Sikorsky joined Heineken UK as Finance Director in September 2016. Prior to this he was Senior Regional Finance Americas from 2013, leading the regional Finance function in a period of quick-fire business expansion and transformation. Mr. Radovan Sikorsky has also held the role of Finance Director in Slovakian, Hungarian and Polish Heineken Companies.

    Before joining Heineken, Mr. Radovan Sikorsky worked for over three years with KPMG as Senior Audit Manager. Mr. Radovan Sikorsky is a B.Compt (Honours) University of South Africa – (UNISA); South African Institute of Chartered Accountant.

  • Mr. Christiaan A J Van Steenbergen

    Director (NE)

    Mr. Christiaan A J Van Steenbergen was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer of Heineken in May 2014. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President Corporate HR of Royal DSM since 2010 based in Heerlen, the Netherlands. He is a lawyer by training and has spent more than 20 years in Senior HR and operational roles. He was Chief Human Resources Officer Cadbury, President Europe Cadbury, for 8 years from 2002 to 2010. Prior to Cadbury, he held different positions in Quick Restaurants SA in Belgium as CEO and in Randstad Belgium as Managing Director. He retired from Heineken effective March 01, 2021.

  • Mr. Jan Cornelis van der Linden

    Director (NE)

    Mr. Jan Cornelis van der Linden, is an MBA in Business Administration from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands. He has completed various Management Development Programs from Harvard Business School, Wharton – University of Pennsylvania, INSEAD Business School and University of Michigan. He joined Heineken in 1999 as Management Trainee, and since then has worked in increasingly senior international management positions in Sales, Marketing and General Management. From 1999-2008 he worked in Africa, Ireland and was part of the Management Team at Group Commerce, Heineken International, in the capacity of Global Brand Director Amstel. In 2008 he became Executive Board Member of Nigerian Breweries Plc. and joined the Management Team at Heineken UK in 2012. In 2015 he was appointed as Managing Director of Heineken China and in August 2019 he was appointed as Managing Director of Heineken Vietnam. Currently, Mr. van der Linden is President Asia Pacific, Heineken.

  • Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

    Director (Ind)

    Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a pioneering biotech entrepreneur, a healthcare visionary, a global influencer and a passionate philanthropist. She is a pioneer of India’s biotech industry and founder of Biocon.

    She is the proud recipient of two of India’s highest civilian honours, the Padma Shri (1989) and the Padma Bhushan (2005). She was also honoured with the Order of Australia, Australia’s Highest Civilian Honour in January 2020. In 2016, she was conferred with the highest French distinction - Knight of the Legion of Honour. The U.S.-based Chemical Heritage Foundation has conferred her with the ‘2014 Othmer Gold Medal’.

    Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw has been ranked amongst the world’s top 20 inspirational leaders in the field of biopharmaceuticals in The Medicine Maker Power List 2021, she has been on this list every year since 2015. Her achievements have been recognised with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Healthcare’ by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi. She has been named as the winner of EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 Award, which is a testimony to her entrepreneurial journey of over four decades.

    She holds key positions in various industry, educational, government and professional bodies globally. She has been elected as a full-term Member of the Board of Trustees of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. She has been elected as a Member of the prestigious USA based National Academy of Engineering (NAE), for her contribution to the development of affordable bio-pharmaceuticals and the biotechnology industry in India and she is a first female Foreign Fellow to be elected as a member of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). Recently, she has been elected as the Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy for the advancement of learning and useful knowledge.

    Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw pioneered the setting up of Association of Biotech Led Enterprises (ABLE), which has been instrumental in bringing government, industry and academia together to charter a clear and progressive growth path for biotechnology in India. She is a founder Member of Karnataka’s Vision Group on Biotechnology and currently chairs this forum.

    She holds a bachelor’s degree in science (Zoology Hons.) from Bangalore University and a master’s degree in malting and brewing from Ballarat College, Melbourne University. She has been awarded with several honorary degrees from the Universities of repute including Ballarat (2004), University of Abertay (2007), University of Glasgow (2008), Heriot-Watt University (2008), National University of Ireland (2012), Trinity College, Dublin (2012), Deakin University (2019) for her pre-eminent contributions in the field of biotechnology.

  • Mr. Manu Anand

    Director (Ind)

    Mr. Manu is a Chartered Accountant and has completed Advanced Management Program from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

    Manu brings the experience of over three decades, out of which he has been in the general manager roles for the last 20 years with a track record of building diverse teams, driving growth, managing multi-billion-dollar P&Ls, and leading change and transformation.

    In his role with Mondelez International before his retirement, he managed the Chocolate business (approx. $2 billion) operations across the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa, covering a range of developed and developing markets. The role required managing the levers of P&L, driving top and bottom line and market share growth through a combination of region-wide and market-specific initiatives on the brands and innovation. In addition, he ran a consolidated supply chain with a complex manufacturing site network and worked closely with sales teams in markets to deliver sustained business performance.

    Manu was earlier leading the India business for Mondelez International and as Managing Director for Cadbury India Limited was responsible for all business functions; the role required a high degree of general management skills to steer the categories and functions appropriately to drive continued growth and build competent teams.

    Mondelez International started transforming to a category run model from the end of 2014, and he led significant change management initiatives to transition the organization to the new model seamlessly.

    At PepsiCo India, Manu spent 19 years in various roles and is credited with building its food business virtually from scratch.

    In his last role at PepsiCo as the Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo India Manu was responsible for PepsiCo’s beverage and foods business (including JVs) in India and South Asia, reporting to the President of AMEA. PepsiCo India was a scale operation with over 6000 direct employees, over 50 manufacturing sites, and availability in over 2 million retail outlets with high growth driven by scale brands.

    Preceding this, Manu was based in Bangkok as the President of South East Asia. He was responsible for the Beverage and Food businesses in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia and Laos. The Business Unit was a complex portfolio of different business models in the various stages of development across the markets. It included Company-owned businesses, Joint Ventures, and Franchise business models through bottlers. The job helped develop a strong ability to collaborate and work effectively with local partners while learning to work effectively in a multi-cultural environmental. As a result. Manu successfully built sustainability and profitable growth models in these competitive, high potential markets with healthy growth in top and bottom lines.

    Currently Mr. Manu is the Senior Advisor with Advent and Director on Manjushree Technopack and DFM Foods boards. He has also been a member of CII and has experience as Chairman of PepsiCo India and Director on board of Mondelez India.

  • Ms. Geetu Gidwani Verma

    Director (Ind)

    Ms. Geetu Verma is a global business leader with close to 35 years’ experience in the FMCG sector with Procter & Gamble, Pernod Ricard, PepsiCo and Unilever. Her experience pans launching breakthrough innovations, leading businesses of scale, turnaround assignments in developed and emerging markets – Asia, Europe.

    Ms. Verma is now a global management consultant, helping businesses with innovation, marketing strategy & new business models to create sustainable growth. She partners OxfordSM, a BCorp and a global strategic and marketing consultancy headquartered in the UK. She is also a strategy advisor to companies in the nutrition and social impact space both in Netherlands and India.

    She is credited with having turned around HUL India’s Foods & Refreshment (F&R) business, has led the turnaround/creation of iconic brands for the Indian market – Kissan, Brooke Bond Red Label, Kwality Walls, Kurkure, Royal Stag and led strategic business acquisitions in India and Europe.

    Ms. Verma has been recognized as among the most powerful women in Indian business by Business Today and ranked among the top 10 most influential marketers, several years in a row. She is an immensely respected FMCG industry voice, an ardent advocate on authentic leadership and a strong proponent of an inclusive culture that helps diversity thrive.

  • Mr. Anand Kripalu

    Director (Ind)

    Mr. Anand Kripalu has over 30 years of experience in the fastmoving consumer goods (FMCG) industry. Prior to joining Essel Propack Limited (EPL), he spent seven years as the MD and CEO of Diageo India, India’s leading beverage alcohol company with $6.4 billion market cap, where he led the transformation of the company. He was also a member of Diageo’s Global Executive Committee.
    Before joining Diageo, Mr. Kripalu spent almost eight years with Mondelez International (earlier, Cadbury) as the president of the India and Southeast Asia business. He was responsible for accelerating Cadbury India’s performance to deliver 25 percent y-oy growth in revenue and profit over eight years. Before that, he spent 22 years at Unilever in various general management and sales and marketing roles.
    Mr. Kripalu has a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics from IIT, Madras. He also holds an MBA from IIM, Calcutta. He has received the distinguished alumnus award from both IIT Madras and IIM Calcutta. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program from Wharton Business School.

  • Mr. Subramaniam Somasundaram

    Director (Ind)

    Mr. Subramaniam was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Titan Company Limited for over a decade till his superannuation in June 2021. During the stint with Titan, he was also on the Board of its subsidiaries Caratlane Trading Private Limited and Titan Engineering and Automation Limited and the Joint Venture, Montblanc India Private Limited. He is currently Independent Director on the boards of Teamlease Services Ltd, API Holdings Ltd (Pharmeasy), Honasa Consumer Limited (Mamaearth), Avanti Finance Pvt Ltd and Landmark Retail FZE (Dubai).

    Before joining Titan, he was in the Telecom industry for over 11 years including stints of CFO for BPL Mobile Group and Chief Executive Officer for BPL Mobile operations in Mumbai. As CFO of the telecom verticals in Essar Group he worked extensively in setting up its foray into greenfield telecom operations in Africa. He started his career with ITC Limited in India and then had a stint with Mannai Corporation, Doha.

    Mr. Subramaniam is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant by qualification with over 35 years of post-qualification experience in Finance, Strategy and Business roles.

Manufacturing network
in India

Production - Plants around India

A testament to our success, sealed by experts. Here's a showcase of the vast footprint of the production capabilities through owned and contracted facilities of United Breweries Ltd., across the length and breadth of India.

21 units out of 32

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C 60, Focal Point Area,
Ludhiana – 141001

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Main Jaipur Highway, Village Joniawas Dharuhera, District Rewari, Haryana - 122106

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Plot No 3 & 3A RIICO Industrial Area, Milestone-111, NH-8, Shahjahanpur Rajasthan - 301706

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Alwar(Rajasthan), RIICO Industrial Area, Block No.SP 971, Chopanki, Alwar District, Rajasthan - 301019

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Plot No. A-1 Industrial Area, Kopakala (Naubatpur) District Patna. Bihar - 801109

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Vittal Mallya Road, Plot No. 18, Block - D, PO: Kalyani, Dist: Nadia, West Bengal - 741235

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Plot No. L-10 / 11, MIDC, Waluj Industrial Area, Aurangabad - 431136

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Plot H-8 to H-11, MIDC Industrial Area, Waluj, Aurangabad - 431136, Maharashtra

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Plot No-M-1, MIDC Industrial Area, Raigad, Taloja - 410208, Maharashtra

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Survey No. 294/1, 294/2, APIIC Park, Kothlapur Village, Sangareddy Mandal, Medak District, Andhra Pradesh - 502295

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Survey No. 242, 261, 263 TO 273 & 299, Mallepally Village, Kondapur Mandal, Medak District – 502295

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Unit Khurda Plot No. B-1, Khurda Industrial Estate, Khurda - 752055

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Bantupalli Village, J R Puram Post, Ranasthalam Mandal, Srikakulam District - 532407

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Post Box No.3, Bethora, Ponda,
Goa - 403401

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Plot No. 310, 311, 322E Industrial Area, Baikampady, Mangalore - 575011

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20th Mile, Tumkur Road, Nelamangala, Bangalore - 562123

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Thiruvallur High Road, Aranovoyal Village, Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu - 602025

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788/2, Kuthambakkam, Thirumazhisai P.O.Tiruvallur Dist.Chennai - 602107

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Tandya Industrial Area, Nanjungud Taluk, Mysore - 570301

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Kanjikode West (PO), Palakkad – 678623

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Post Box No. 2, Varanad P.O, Cherthala, Alappuzha Dist, Kerala - 688524

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