Immediate Past President

Bhavya Mandanna

Bhavya is the Immediate Past President and the third female President of the IBD. She was the youngest woman appointed to this position, bringing with her a strategic, innovative mind-set and strong leadership skills.

During her tenure as President of the IBD, Bhavya continued leadership of the organisation through a period of great change post the pandemic, refocusing the IBD's strategy to become the most professional provider of industry education and development. This was underpinned by significant improvements in organisation and governance structures, performance management systems, and professionalisation of our offerings, delivering an enhanced portfolio with improved customer service, and strong marketing and communications. Receiving the Chartership has been a great achievement, that will now continue under the leadership of the new President.

Bhavya is a strong innovator with an entrepreneurial mind set who has a proven track record of leading the supply chain delivery of large-scale, complex operations, and major strategic, global pilot projects. Originally from Bangalore, in India, Bhavya started her professional career at Molson Coors Beverage Company in the UK, in 2010 as a Supply Chain Brewing Student, and progressed to become a Technical Brewer before she joined Carlsberg UK in 2014. Since then, Bhavya has gained extensive, multicultural leadership experience in the supply chain, in various positions including Regional Brewing Lead for Western Europe, Production Director for Olympic Brewery S.A. (a part of Carlsberg Group) in Greece, Senior Director of Production for Carlsberg Denmark, and Head of Innovation & Focused Improvement for Western Europe for Molson Coors Beverage Company. Currently, Bhavya works as the Science & Technology Director (Global) for Diageo leading technical strategic R&D and supply chain transformation programmes.

A proud brewer, with a great passion for continually developing herself and others, Bhavya became one of the youngest Master Brewers from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) in 2014, winning the James Hough Award. She also has an MBA from Warwick Business School, and an MSc. In Brewing and Distilling from Heriot Watt University. Her other vocational studies have included Business Sustainability Management from Cambridge University, Digital Transformation from Imperial College London and Project Management from Cornell University.

Throughout her career to date, her hallmark has been her delivery of fantastic results through amazing teamwork, continually striving for excellence alongside the development of great relationships.

In her spare time Bhavya enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also likes to travel and experience new cultures and ideologies, alongside trying something entirely new, in line with her love of learning.