Deepika Warrier has been appointed as the Diageo India CMO and she will assume her new role at the end of July. Warrier is replacing that current CMO Julie Bramham who is taking a global role.
Deepika joins Diageo after spending 20 years with Pepsico. She made the official announcement about her movement in a post on her LinkedIn page. In her last role, she was CEO and MD of NourishCo Beverages Limited (a Pepsico-Tata Global Beverages JV).
In her journey with PepsiCo, Warrier held various senior brand management and new business development positions in the company. She was the marketing vice president and CMO, PepsiCo India Region (2007-2010). In 2014, she was the VP Gloabl Nutrition Pepsico, Dubai. In 2016 , Deepika headed Pepsico India's marketing operations as VP Nutrition category. She was CEO and MD for NourishCo CEO and MD ( a Pepsico-Tata Global Beverages JV) in April 2019.
On a LinkedIn post, Warrier shared, “PepsiCo has been a true alma mater and college of leadership - teaching me appreciation for great talent, how to combine data with storytelling to write inspiring strategy, the importance of execution, passion for our brands and pride in our products and so much more. The company has great leaders, past and present, who not only ensured that I learnt every day of the past 20 years with critical experiences, but also stood by me through personal crisis.”
In her new role, Warrier will work alongside Anand Kripalu, MD and CEO of United Spirits Limited, as well as Diageo CMO Cristina Diezhandino.
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