Ms. Abanti Sankaranarayanan

(Non-Executive Independent Director)

Ms. Abanti Sankaranarayanan leads the Strategy and Corporate Affairs functions at Diageo India. She is an accomplished business leader with over two decades experience across general management, marketing, public policy, corporate reputation and sustainability in the consumer products and luxury industry. A considerable part of her career was spent with the Tata Group, as part of the elite Tata Administrative Services (TAS). In June 2010, since joining Diageo India Private Ltd, she went on to take the mantle of Managing Director responsible for its business, brands and people in India. She also serves on the CII National Committee on FMCG, Vice Chairperson of ASCI and member of the board of ISWAI (industry body for domestic alcohol beverage producers in India) and the Chairman of Four Seasons Wines Ltd. Her contribution to the business has been recognized by Fortune India, India Today and Fast Company, New York. Abanti is an Economics Graduate from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.