Bacardi India has announced the appointment of Vinay Golikeri as Managing Director, India. Golikeri comes in succession to Sanjit Randhawa who is moving to Dubai, UAE to take on the new role of Director, External Affairs, Asia Middle East & Africa, and Global Travel Retail. Both roles will come into effect from January 2023.
As the MD, Golikeri would be heading the India Leadership Team and will be reporting to Vijay Subramaniam, Regional President, Asia, Middle East & Africa, and Global Travel Retail. In a public statement, Subramaniam said, “India is a dynamic and fast-evolving market, and is vital to our global growth. As we continue to develop the Bacardi portfolio of premium brands, Vinay’s agility in identifying growth opportunities within diverse environments and his relentless focus on execution will be essential in achieving our future ambitions.”
Golikeri has been engaged with Bacardi since 2003. He started his career in the rum category in India and went ahead with Bacardi across global roles in London before being engaged in the marketing and commercial leadership roles in GTR for Hong Kong. Most recently, he held the position of MD, Global Travel Retail, based in Dubai.