Royal Challengers Bangalore announced the appointment of senior Diageo executive Prathmesh Mishra as the new chairman of the team ahead of the IPL 2021 second phase.
Prathmesh is currently the chief commercial officer of Diageo India and will take on this additional responsibility from July 1. Prathmesh 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 his expanded role, Prathmesh Mishra, Chief Commercial Officer, Diageo India 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.”