United Spirits is preparing for a new CEO

United Spirits is preparing for a new CEO

United Spirits has lined up a successor to CEO & MD Ashok Capoor, who takes on a new role in the company next year, according to local reports.

Anand Kripalu will be the Indian spirits firm's “CEO-designate” from Tuesday, the Economic Times reported today (25 September), citing United Spirits. Capoor moves to president of strategy at the end of April.

Kripalu was previously president of India and South Asia at Mondelez International, where he played a key role in leading Mondelez after the Cadbury acquisition by Kraft in India, it was reported. He also spent 22 years with Unilever where he held a number of senior sales and marketing roles.

Diageo became the biggest shareholder in United Spirits in July when it completed a share purchase agreement with UB Group.