New Delhi: Alcoholic beverages company Diageo India on Wednesday announced the appointment of former PepsiCo executive, Deepika Warrier, as its chief marketing officer effective 27 July. Warrier will lead the marketing function at the company that has a large portfolio of popular liquor brands such as Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff.
Warrier will succeed Julie Bramham, current CMO of Diageo India.
An alumni of IIM Bangalore, Warrier spent over two decades at the beverage and packaged foods company working in India and markets overseas. In her last assignment, she was managing director and chief executive, NourishCo Beverages (formerly, a 50:50 Joint Venture between PepsiCo India and Tata Consumer Products). In May, Tata Consumer Products acquired PepsiCo's stake in the joint venture.
At PepsiCo, Warrier held key positions, including that of the CMO of the company's India business. She moved overseas for a stint as vice president of the global nutrition category, Asia, Middle East and Africa before returning to India to lead NourishCo.