Anand Kripalu has been serving as MD & CEO of Diageo India since 2014. Anand has over 30 years of experience in the Indian consumer goods market. He formerly held the position of President, India and South Asia at Mondelez International, and Managing Director of Cadbury India Ltd. for eight years. In this position, Anand played a key role in leading Mondelez in India after the Cadbury acquisition by Kraft. He has also acquired significant experience on his stint with Unilever for 22 years. He joined Unilever in 1983 through the erstwhile Indian division of Chesebrough Ponds and went on to hold several key positions in Sales and Marketing.
Anand holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. In 2004, he completed the Advanced Management Program from Wharton Business School..