As the company prepares for its flotation on the London Stock Exchange the UK's biggest selling bottled Indian beer, Cobra Beer, has appointed Dynshaw Italia as its Finance Director.

"Having Dynshaw on board at this crucial time in Cobra Beer's development is a tremendous bonus," said Karan Bilimoria, chief executive of Cobra Beer.

"As Cobra Beer gets itself set for our planned flotation, the company continues to go from strength to strength. Dynshaw will be an integral part of continuing and developing this growth," she added.

Dynshaw assisted Cobra's first private placement in 1995 and was one of the first five employees of e.bookers, an online travel company with annual revenues of US$200m.