Diageo India MD Anand Kripalu gets additional charge as RCB chairman

Diageo India announced key management changes. Pradeep Jain, VP, Commercial Finance elevated to Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective October 01, 2020. 

Sanjeev Churiwala, currently Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer, Diageo India and Chairman – Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd., will take up the position of Finance Director APAC and will be based in Singapore. 

With Sanjeev Churiwala moving on, Anand Kripalu, MD & CEO – Diageo India, will also assume the role of Chairman, Royal Challenger.

Sanjeev joined Diageo India as CFO in November 2015 and was promoted to Executive Director on the Board of United Spirits Ltd in 2017. Under his leadership, the India finance function has been transformed. Sanjeev has been the recipient of numerous external recognitions including the Best CFO award for 2019 in the FMCG category from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. 

Pradeep joined Diageo India in April 2017 and has nearly three decades experience in leadership positions across reputed organizations. Prior to joining Diageo India, Pradeep was the CFO for Pidilite Industries, a listed multi-category multi-country business. He has spent 20 years at PepsiCo, working extensively in the areas of Financial planning and analysis, commercial and supply finance operations. 

Anand Kripalu, Managing Director & CEO, Diageo India said, “I am delighted at Pradeep’s promotion to CFO and to our Executive Committee. His strong track record and depth of experience make him a natural successor for the role. I would also like to thank Sanjeev for his tremendous contribution to the India business and wish him luck for the new role.”

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