Kirin Holdings is a Japanese company that is best known for its beer and food items. In recent years it has diversified into other industries. Some shareholders now are calling on the company to refocus its efforts on core products.

What is the strategy and rationale behind Kirin’s diversification? Do you agree with this logic?
Why is Independent Franchise Partners seeking to seat some new board members? What would be the role of these members on the board?
Should board members be selected based on their agreement with a company’s current strategy?
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