United Spirits Appoints Hina Nagarajan As New CEO

United Spirits Appoints Hina Nagarajan As New CEO

United Spirits Limited (USL) has announced the appointment of Hina Nagarajan, currently Managing Director Africa Regional Market (ARM), as new President and CEO of the company. She will take over the position after Anand Kripalu, current President and CEO, who will step down effective 30 June 2021, to pursue the next phase of his career. 


With Kripalu’s departure, Nagarajan, currently Managing Director ARM, will join USL on 1 April 2021 as CEO-Designate. From 1 July 2021, in accordance with the applicable law and upon receipt of necessary approvals, Nagarajan will take over as Managing Director and CEO of USL and will also join the Diageo Executive Committee, reporting to John Kennedy, President Diageo Europe & India.


Since joining Diageo in the summer of 2018, Nagarajan has led Diageo’s ARM comprising operations in Ghana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, the Indian Ocean, Angola and several other countries. Under Hina’s leadership, ARM has become a significant growth driver for Diageo Africa. 


Prior to joining Diageo, Nagarajan spent over 30 years in CPG businesses and held several senior marketing and general management positions at Reckitt Benckiser (RB), Nestlé India and Mary Kay India. In her most recent position before joining Diageo, Nagarajan was MD China & SVP North Asia with RB. She will move to Bengaluru in April 2021 and will work closely with Kripalu to ensure a smooth transition.



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