Bacardi is India’s largest privately held white spirits company headquartered in Delhi. With modest beginnings over 25 years ago, today Bacardi India employs over 300 on-rolls, and a similar number off the roll for its Pan-India presence (30 states). Several Bacardi brands are market leaders in their categories: Breezers in the RTD business, BACARDÍ portfolio in White Rum, Grey Goose in premium vodka and Bombay Sapphire in Gin.

Sanjit Singh Randhawa

Managing Director, Bacardi India Private Limited

As Managing Director, Bacardi India Private Limited, Sanjit is responsible for charting the growth of the overall business operations and directing strategy towards profitable growth of the company in line with Bacardi Limited’s global vision. Sanjit has been an integral part of Bacardi for the past 17 years with experience across functions and markets. Of his 33 total years of experience, 28 are in the AlcoBev industry. Sanjit is a Chartered Accountant and an alumnus of Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Neeraj Kumar

Managing Director, India for Beam Global Spirits & Wine India Pvt Ltd

Neeraj Kumar has been leading Beam Global Spirits & Wine India Pvt Ltd (“Beam Suntory India”) since October 2018, after serving in various roles across Beam Suntory markets including in India, Singapore and Australia. Under his leadership, the company is treading strongly to achieve its ambitious goal of reaching 1 billion dollars in revenue by 2030. With an aim to position Beam Suntory as the world’s most admired and fastest-growing premium spirits company, Neeraj is spearheading the India growth chapter to accelerate the growth strategies driving sustained market performance through greater commercial agility.

Learning from various Whisky and Malt salient markets like Japan, Singapore, Australia and Taiwan, Neeraj takes pride in developing whisky innovations, platforms and formats which help build brand differentiation and long-term sustainable demand.

In addition to the commercial success, Beam Suntory India’s people-friendly policies and progressive initiatives are also a strong testament to his leadership skills. As a leader, he has invested in a cultural transformation at the workplace and introduced policies to create an open culture, foster two-way communication, create a diversity-friendly and inclusive organisation and has led from the front in demonstrating ‘Growing for Good’ vision into reality.

As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands and Courvoisier cognac, as well as world-renowned premium brands including Basil Hayden, Knob Creek and Legent bourbon; Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki and Toki Japanese whisky; Teacher’s, Laphroaig and Bowmore Scotch whisky; Canadian Club whisky; Hornitos and Sauza tequila; EFFEN, Haku and Pinnacle vodka; Sipsmith and Roku gin; and On The Rocks Premium Cocktails.

Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and vision of Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit and

  • Brown-Forman India Pvt Ltd, Time Tower, 7th Floor, Office no 701-702, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, Gurgaon, Haryana – 122002

This family-controlled company based in Louisville, Kentucky, USA is best known for its iconic Jack Daniel’s family of brands. Other brands in its premium portfolio include Finlandia Vodkas, Herradura and El Jimador Tequilas, Chambord and Southern Comfort Liqueurs, and an array of other North American whiskies, such as Woodford Reserve and Old Forester bourbons.

Kylie McPherson

VP, Director of Public Affairs ANZPI, Asia and IMEA, Brown-Forman

Best known for its Jack Daniel’s brand, Brown-Forman is one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies, is among the top 10 largest spirits companies globally, and sells its premium brands (both spirits and ready to drink) in over 170 countries. As VP, Director of Public Affairs – Asia, ANZPI and IMEA, Kylie is responsible for the delivery of public affairs, trade, regulatory, public policy and CSR strategies for Brown-Forman across Asia Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa. Kylie sits on the global Legal Leadership Team at Brown Forman. Externally, Kylie represents Brown-Forman on a number of boards and industry trade associations, including the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), Spirits & Cocktails Australia, Spirits New Zealand, the Asia Pacific International Spirits & Wine Alliance (APISWA), the International Spirits and Wine Association of India (ISWAI) and the Foreign Spirits Producers Association in China (FSPA). Kylie is also Chair of the Governance Committee of APISWA. Kylie has been a practicing lawyer admitted in NSW for over 25 years, and has worked in both private practice and in-house roles. Kylie is based in Sydney, Australia

Ashutosh Rajput

Managing Director – India sub-continent

Ashutosh Rajput is the Managing Director for India Sub-continent. He has been in the general management role for more than 6 years. Prior to this he has managed sales and marketing roles across emerging markets in multinational FMCG companies.

Campari Group is a major player in the global spirits industry, with a portfolio of over 50 premium and super premium brands, spreading across Global, Regional and Local priorities.

Global Priorities, the Group’s key focus, include Aperol, Appleton Estate, Campari, SKYY, Wild Turkey and Grand Marnier. Campari Group was founded in 1860 and today is the sixth-largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry. It has a global distribution reach, trading in over 190 nations around the world with leading positions in Europe and the Americas.

Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Campari Group owns 18 plants worldwide and has its own distribution network in 20 countries. Campari Group employs approximately 3,700 people.

  • Diageo India, UB Tower, #24, Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru – 560001, Karnataka

Diageo India is a market leader with volume of over 68 million cases in 2021 and are proud owners of 80 brands many of which are global iconic brands like Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Bailey’s, Black Dog, McDowell’s, etc, spanning price points across the Popular, Prestige, Premium and Luxury segments. 9 brands in their portfolio sell more than a million cases each year. Diageo India is an innovator in the industry with many pioneering launches including a recent entry into the craft whisky segment.

Hina Nagarajan

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Hina Nagarajan joined Diageo India in April 2021 as CEO-designate. Earlier, she was Managing Director, Diageo – Africa Emerging Markets (AEM) and under her leadership, AEM transformed to become a significant growth driver for Diageo in Africa whilst doubling operating margins. Prior to Diageo, Hina spent over 30 years in the FMCG industry in India and Asia and held several leadership positions at Reckitt, Mary Kay India and Nestlé India. As a top woman leader, she is a strong advocate of creating opportunities for women and contributes extensively to Inclusion & Diversity Programs.

Ipsita Das

Managing Director

Ipsita is a business leader with over 15 years of experience in commercial, operations and general management across industries like shipping, logistics, technology startups and now the premium wines & spirits. She joined LVMH as the Commercial Director in September 2019 and is now the Managing Director of Moët Hennessy India. Ipsita’s understanding of the Indian subcontinent and consumer sentiments have helped shape the company’s strategies to cater to the dynamic target audience in the country. Her previous stints include the A.P. Moller Maersk Group, and Uber.

  • Moët Hennessy India Pvt Ltd, 1903, 19th Floor, Tower 2, One International Center, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road, Mumbai – 400013

Moët Hennessy India Private Limited (MHI) is a subsidiary of Moët Hennessy, part of LVMH – Louis Vuitton —Moët Hennessy, the world’s leading luxury group. In India, the company is involved in import, sales and marketing of MH luxury portfolio of wines and spirits, besides running the Chandon winery in Nashik.

Pernod Ricard India Pvt Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of Pernod Ricard SA. Globally, Pernod Ricard is the No.2 worldwide producer of wines and spirits with consolidated sales of €8,824 million in FY21. Pernod Ricard India is a fast-growing multinational alcohol beverage company delivering quality products to its consumers across the country.

Yashika Singh

Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability & Responsibility, Pernod Ricard India

Yashika Singh is the Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability & Responsibility, at Pernod Ricard India.

Yashika comes with more than two decades of professional experience in public policy, corporate affairs, economic analysis, and corporate strategy. She is currently responsible for managing government affairs and public policy, corporate reputation, sustainability, and CSR, and is part of the Executive Committee Leadership team for Pernod Ricard India.

With deep institutional knowledge and expertise, Yashika has served as the Country Director at Speyside, a public policy and corporate affairs consulting firm where she successfully built and scaled the practice in India and South Asia. Prior to that, she served as the Lead for Corporate Relations, Strategy and Economics for Rio Tinto India and as the Head of Economic Analysis, Research & Advisory practice at Dun & Bradstreet India. Formally trained as an economist, Yashika started her career at the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and subsequently worked at the Centre for Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. She also holds a degree in MA Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Yashika has also co-chaired the Economic Affairs Committee at the PHDCCI. Additionally, she has been associated with various committees including Reserve Bank of India’s Technical Advisory Committee, CII Western Region Economic Affairs Committee, Economic Policy & Corporate Strategy Committee at the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Yashika holds a degree in MA Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Pernod Ricard India is a global leader in the wine and spirits sector, and a respectful and responsible host, committed to nurturing terroir.

Sachin Mehta

Country Director, India

Sachin Mehta is the Country Director for William Grant & Sons India. Sachin has extensive experience in the AlcoBev, Sports and FMCG industries, setting up and managing businesses in the Indian subcontinent over 25 years.

  • William Grant and Sons India Pvt Ltd, 402, 4th Floor, Vatika City Point, M.G. Road, Gurgaon – 122002, Haryana

Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky is brought to you by this family-owned Scottish business. Established in 1887 by William Grant, the company is now run by his descendants.