Diageo Names New Non-Executive Director
Spirits giant Diageo has named Ireena Vittal as a non-executive director to its board, effective today (2 October).
She will also join the company’s audit, nomination, and remuneration committees.
Vittal is an experienced professional with expertise in strategy, consumer insights and digital, with a particular focus on the Indian market.
Currently, she is a non-executive director of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HFDC), Godrej Consumer Products Ltd, Wipro Limited, and Compass plc.
Before this, she served as a non-executive director in several Indian listed companies, with Titan Company Limited being the most recent.
'A Wealth Of Experience'
Chairman of Diageo plc, Javier Ferrán, stated, “She brings a wealth of FMCG experience from her executive consulting career, together with her broad experience as a non-executive director.
“Ireena [Vittal]’s knowledge of emerging markets, including her particular expertise in India, will be of great benefit and I am very much looking forward to her contribution to the Board.”
Between 2004-2012, Vittal was a partner with McKinsey & Company in India, having joined the firm in 1996, Diageo added.
She served as head of marketing and sales at Hutchinson Max Telecom and as a brand manager of Nestlé in India, before joining McKinsey & Company.
Vittal holds a BS (Electronics) from Osmania University in India and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management.