RCB names Prathmesh Mishra as new chairman
Bengaluru: Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd. announced the appointment of Prathmesh Mishra as the new chairman of the RCB team.
Mishra is currently the Chief Commercial Officer of Diageo India and will take on this additional responsibility effective July 1, 2021.
He takes over the role of RCB Chairman from Anand Kripalu, who ended his tenure as Managing Director & CEO of Diageo India on June 30, 2021.
Commenting on the appointment, Prathmesh Mishra said, “Royal Challengers Bangalore is an integral part of Diageo India, and all of us share a profound passion for the team. I am excited about adding my shoulder to Virat Kohli, Mike Hesson, and Simon Katich and playing bold in everything we do, on and off the field. I would also like to thank Anand for his tremendous contribution to RCB.”
He leads the Commercial function at Diageo India and is part of its Executive Committee. Prathmesh joined Diageo India in 2014 as the Chief Operations Officer responsible for the Western region. In a short period, he also took on the additional national responsibility of the CSD (Canteen Stores Department) business. An industry veteran, Prathmesh has over two decades of experience. Before joining Diageo India, he held positions across sales, marketing, key accounts, and customer marketing with Inertia Industries, Mohan Meakins, and Pernod Ricard.