Chairman, UB Group
Dr. Vijay Mallya is Chairman of UB Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates with diverse interests in brewing, distilling, aviation, real estate, engineering, fertilizers, biotechnology and information technology. Companies in the group include United Spirits Limited, Kingfisher Airlines and United Breweries Ltd (UBL).
Dr. Mallya is the Chairman of public companies both in India as well as in the US. He has been the Chairman of Aventis Pharma India (previously Hoechst) as well as the Chairman of Bayer Crop Science in India for over 20 years, in addition to being the Chairman of several other corporations.
He was conferred a Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Administration, by the Southern California University, Irvine. Dr. Mallya has also been nominated as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He has also received France’s highest civilian award – the Legion of Honour.