Ravi Nedungadi is president and group CFO of Bangalore-based United Breweries (UB) Group. From the start of his career in 1990, he has held various positions from corporate treasurer to finance director of the group’s international businesses. Appointed president and group CFO in 1998, he has led the way to sharpening the group’s focus on areas of core competence and global reach. Under his leadership the market capitalization of the three principal group companies has grown to US$7.7 billion, up from $145 million three years earlier. Nedungadi’s achievements have been recognized by many awards, including the Udyog Ratan Award and the IMA Award for CFO of the Year (2007). He lives in Bangalore with his wife and two children.