A veteran of the wine and spirits industry, Deepak Roy is Executive Vice Chairman of Allied Blenders & Distillers, maker of Officer’s Choice, World’s largest selling whisky. In an impressive career spanning over 42 years in sales, marketing and general management in companies such as Glaxo, Ranbaxy, CPC, Warner Hindustan, UB and Diageo plc. Deepak has created and nurtured some of India’s best-known brands and companies. He turned entrepreneur in 2002 with management buy-out of Diageo’s Gilbey’s brand to create Triumph Distillers & Vintners which was later soled to UB, and in 2007 with Zampa wines which merged with Grover to become Grover Zampa, the second largest wine company in India. Deepak also holds 5% equity in Allied Blenders and Distillers. He has Diploma in Management Science from the Japan-America Institute of Management Science, University of Hawaii, U.S.A. and Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Hons) from Delhi University.