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 www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com

  • 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.

Siddharth Wadia

General Manager for IMENA, Brown-Forman

Siddharth Wadia is the General Manager for India, the Middle East and North Africa (IMENA) for Brown-Forman. He is the Chairperson and Director on the board of Brown-Forman India Pvt Ltd. He has extensive experience across industries and has worked with organisations like Pepsico, Unilever and Abbott. Siddharth grew up in Delhi and believes in giving back to the society by actively volunteering towards initiatives like education for children. He has also been accredited with being a Master Trainer on HIV/AIDS from the International Labour Organization (part of WHO).

Ashutosh Rajput

Country Manager (India Subcontinent), Campari India

Ashutosh has several years of management experience in South Asia. From laying down the strategic vision, designing the route to market and on-ground execution, he has successfully scaled up Campari business operations in India. Ashutosh started his career in Sales & Distribution at Coca Cola before taking a leap into marketing and international business at Radico Khaitan. Post a short stint with Olam, he went on to join ex-colleagues as a part of Sainov Spirits, a start-up in the AlcoBev space.

  • Campari India, Whizdom Club by MQDC India, Greater Kailash II, New Delhi – 110048

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

Headquartered in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy, the Group was founded in 1860 and today the sixth-largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry, with its products available across 190 nations. Global Priorities are the Group’s key focus, which includes Aperol, Appleton Estate, Campari, SKYY, Wild Turkey and Grand Marnier.

  • 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, Housing.com 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.

Thibault Cuny

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Pernod Ricard SA

Thibault Cuny is a transformational leader with passion for bringing people together. An avid brand-builder with a vision to inspire and lead diverse teams, Thibault comes with an experience of over two decades spanning across Finance, Strategic Planning. In his last role with Pernod Ricard Brazil, Thibault successfully implemented a robust and successful management model, leading the organization as a CFO, and later, also as the President and CEO. In his current role, Thibault proudly champions a world of conviviality and leads the Pernod Ricard business in India and South Asia.

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.