Diageo has announced the appointment of Ireena Vittal as a non-executive director.
Vittal has also joined the Guinness manufacturer's audit, nomination and remuneration committees.
Vittal is also currently a non-executive director of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd, Wipro Limited and Compass plc.
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She was previously a non-executive director of various Indian listed companies, including Titan Company Limited, The Indian Hotels Company Limited, Cipla Limited and Tata Global Beverages Limited.
Additionally, between 2004-2012, Vittal was a partner with McKinsey & Company in India, and before that she was head of marketing and sales at Hutchinson Max Telecom and a brand manager with Nestlé in India.
Diageo chairman Javier Ferrán, Chairman stated, "I am delighted to welcome Ireena to the Diageo board. She brings a wealth of FMCG experience from her executive consulting career, together with her broad experience as a non-executive director. Ireena'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."
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