Samar Sheikhawat

CMO, United Breweries Limited

I am a senior business leader with 30 years of experience in consumer products, natural products and retail. I have multi-industry, multi-location and multi-cultural experience across start up and steady state businesses in highly volatile environments. I have worked across the food and beverage, durables, natural products, retail and alcobev industries. I have worked with American, British, Indian, Anglo – Dutch and Indo – Dutch companies all over India, as well as stints and projects in the USA, UK, Netherlands, South East Asia, the Middle East and Nepal. I have run P&L functions as part of management committees for over 12 years. Upto July 31, 2018, I was the CMO at United Breweries Limited, a Heineken N.V. JV, and the industry leader in the Indian beer market, with an annual revenue close to USD 2 Billion and a market capitalisation in excess of USD 5 billion. Subsequent to that I have been an independent business consultant, start up advisor, thought leader and professional speaker. I work with several multi-national and Indian clients. I am based at Bangalore.