Neeraj Kumar named Managing Director, India, of Beam Suntory
Kumar has over 25 years of experience in marketing, sales and strategy
Published - May 28, 2019 2:22 PM Updated: May 28, 2019 2:22 PM
Neeraj Kumar has been appointed Managing Director, India, of Beam Suntory. With leading brands like Teacher’s and Jim Beam, the company aims to reach $1 billion in sales by 2030.
“Neeraj is the ideal leader to guide the next wave of growth in our India business unit,” said Pryce Greenow, Beam Suntory’s President, International. Since joining Beam Suntory, Neeraj has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and brings a wealth of marketing and sales experience to the role. We’re always looking to provide greater leadership opportunities for our top talent, and Neeraj has the leadership capabilities, character and determination to help us achieve our ambitions to grow India into one of our biggest markets.”
Kumar is a veteran marketing and strategy leader with more than 25 years of marketing, sales, and strategy experience. He joined Beam Suntory in 2008 as Marketing Director, India, helping build the leadership position for Teacher’s Scotch in India while expanding Jim Beam. In 2016, he assumed the position of Marketing Director, Emerging Asia, helping establish new routes-to-market in China and South Korea. He has been a key leader in helping deliver sustained performance in India, a priority emerging market for Beam Suntory.
Kumar said: “India is a strategic priority for Beam Suntory, and I couldn’t be more energized to be charged with our ambitious growth agenda and leading our passionate India team. Our growth plans reflect a strong commitment from Beam Suntory to the Indian market and our vision of Growing for Good, protecting water and the environment, giving back to our communities, and promoting responsible consumption of our products.”
Prior to Beam Suntory, Kumar has served in roles of increasing responsibility at PepsiCo Nepal and Electrolux India, where he rose to the position of Vice President Marketing & Strategy at Electrolux Major Appliances.
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