Bhavya Mandanna, President

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

As the new President, Bhavya’s main responsibilities will be Board leadership, and advocacy and promotion of the IBD’s relevance to the membership and wider industry.

Originally from Bangalore, in India, Bhavya started her professional career at Molson Coors in the UK, in 2010 as a Supply Chain Brewing Student, and progressed to become Technical Brewer before she joined Carlsberg UK in 2014. Since then, Bhavya has gained extensive senior leadership experience in the supply chain, in positions including Regional Team Lead – Brewing and Processing Western Europe, Production Director for Olympic Brewery S.A. (a part of Carlsberg Group) in Greece and most recently as Senior Director of Production for Carlsberg Denmark.

Bhavya holds an MBA from the University of Warwick and a Masters qualification in Brewing and Distilling from Heriot-Watt University. In 2014, she became one of the youngest IBD Master Brewers and winner of the J S Hough Award.

In her free time, she likes to read, spend time with family and friends, and travel and learn about new cultures and ideologies.