Diageo has announced that Vinod Rao, Finance Director, Diageo Asia Pacific, is appointed Group Treasurer based in London and effective 1 February 2017. Rao’s successor will be the subject of a future announcement.
Rao brings some 30 years finance and multi-national experience to the role. He joined Diageo in 2013 in his current role, having spent 14 years with PepsiCo in a diverse range of senior finance, business development and planning roles across Asia and the Middle East and prior to this with ICI India.
Kathryn Mikells, Chief Financial Officer, Diageo said:
“I would like to congratulate Vinod on his appointment as Group Treasurer and thank him for the impact he has had in his role as Finance Director, Diageo Asia Pacific. He leaves a strong pipeline of talent across Asia Pacific Finance, with a performance-focused team embracing the opportunities that productivity and shared services afford us. I look forward to working closely with Vinod in his new role as he relocates to London in early 2017.”