Pernod Ricard (PR), a global leader in the wine and spirit industry, announced the appointment of Richa Singh, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Pernod Ricard South Asia and India. Joining the leadership team, Richa Singh will report directly to Thibault Cuny, Managing Director & CEO Pernod Ricard South Asia and India.
In this new role, Richa will steer the finance function for the South Asia region, including India, Sri Lanka and the other countries in the region. He will be responsible for strategic financial planning and key business processes to drive business growth.
Speaking on the announcement, Thibault Cuny, MD & CEO, Pernod Ricard South Asia and India, said, “We are delighted to welcome Richa to our core management team at Pernod Ricard South Asia & India – at a time when we look to build a future-ready organization. Richa brings with her a wealth of deep financial expertise, a proven track record of results-driven leadership, and an entrepreneurial mindset, that will help augment our growth trajectory and take the company to newer heights.”
“I am excited to join Pernod Ricard, a global leader with one of the most dynamic and premium portfolios in the industry, especially as it revs up on its accelerated growth path. I am inspired by the organisation’s culture of conviviality and values of mutual trust, entrepreneurial spirit and a strong sense of ethics – coupled with its commitment to building brands with purpose with innovation and premiumization at its core.” said Richa Singh, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Pernod Ricard South Asia and India.
With over two decades of experience, Richa Singh has led finance teams across functions for large multinational companies such as P&G, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Coca Cola and Philips at their offices in India and Singapore. She has also led Philips Home Healthcare and feminine hygiene and baby care sector startup Niine successfully.
Richa holds an MBA in Finance & Marketing from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Richa is also an avid speaker at business campuses and industry forums and is passionate about developing and coaching talent.
About Pernod Ricard India:
Pernod Ricard India Private Limited (PRI) is a fully owned subsidiary of Pernod Ricard SA and a fast-growing multinational alcohol-beverage company delivering quality products to its consumers across the country.
With leading brands in each category, Pernod Ricard India holds one of the most dynamic and premium portfolios in the industry, led by Seagram’s (Pernod Ricard acquired in 2001) whiskies that include Royal Stag, Royal Stag Barrel Select, Blenders Pride, Blenders Pride Reserve Collection, Imperial Blue, 100 Pipers and a wide range of international premium brands such as Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute and Jameson Irish whiskey. Some of the eminent brands in the white spirits category include ABSOLUT vodka, Jacob’s Creek and Campo Viejo wines, Martell cognac, Beefeater and Monkey 47 gin, Kahlúa, and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagne.
Seagram’s whiskies are exported to 50 countries across the world, with six overseas manufacturing locations including Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Nigeria, and Cameroon. In India, it operates through more than 30 bottling plants and has a distillery and winery at Nasik (Maharashtra). The Nasik unit is one-of-its-kind integrated risk management and zero pollution, state-of-the-art facility. The two units – Nashik and Rocky, have also become the first winery and the first Alco-Bev units, respectively, to receive the FSSC 22000 certification.
Pernod Ricard India is recognized as an industry leader with various honors and awards under its share of achievements, including the prestigious ‘Best Places to Work 2021’ by BW People, Stevie 2021 – Gold for Great Employers and The Economic Times ‘Best Places to Work for Women 2021’. The company has also been certified as ‘The Great Place to Work 2021’ by the Great Place to Work Institute.
Pernod Ricard India believes in ‘Creating Shared Value’ for the business and local communities in a way that drives transformational growth and development for the country. Pernod Ricard India Foundation (PRIF), a Section 8 Company incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013 (“Act”), is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PRI, formed to fulfil its commitment to the cause of Corporate Social Responsibility near its operations and beyond, in areas of special needs. PRIF aims to drive sustainable solutions to address social, economic & environment sustainability while partnering in India’s development initiatives. It aims to shape a better future for 1.3 million lives near 24 plants in 17 states by focusing on water resource management, education, livelihood generation, healthcare, and empowering social change makers.