Hina Nagarajan has a genuine passion for music, particularly an ardent appreciation for the timeless melodies of Bollywood’s golden era.

Hina Nagarajan holds a prominent position in the corporate world as the Managing Director and CEO of Diageo India. Her responsibilities encompass overseeing various aspects of the business, including profit and loss, investment, corporate governance, compliance, and overall leadership. Prior to her role in the company’s India business, she successfully managed the company’s Africa Emerging Markets.

Prior to her current role, Hina Nagarajan accumulated three decades of experience in the FMCG (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods) industry. Throughout her career, she held notable leadership positions at Reckitt, Mary Kay India, and Nestlé.

Hina Nagarajan boasts an impressive academic background, having pursued a B.Com degree from Delhi University. She further enhanced her qualifications by earning an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, widely regarded as one of the top business schools in the country.

On July 1, 2021, Nagarajan assumed the position of MD and CEO at Diageo India, following the company’s acquisition of India’s United Spirits Limited.

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Diageo India is the proud owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore, a cricket team with a staggering net worth exceeding Rs 8500 crore. For several years, the team was captained by Virat Kohli, who continues to be a senior member of the team.

Hina Nagarajan is responsible for leading the India operations of United Breweries Limited, overseeing a team of 3,261 employees. The company holds a significant market capitalization of over Rs 39,000 crore. Previously, the company was under the control of Vijay Mallya until 2016.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Hina Nagarajan has a deep passion for music, particularly an affection for Bollywood’s classic songs.

According to a regulatory filing, when Hina Nagarajan assumed the role of CEO-designate, the company outlined the planned compensation for the next three years. As per the filing, her remuneration package includes a basic salary of Rs 2,75,00,000, a basket of allowances (BOA) amounting to Rs 2,58,26,850, a yearly PF contribution of Rs 33,00,000, and a gratuity of Rs 13,22,750.

The company also disclosed a Target Annual Incentive Plan (AIP) of Rs 2,20,00,000. As per the company’s 2020 annual report published by BSE, her Cost to the Company (CTC) was Rs 8 crore. However, the exact amount she received in the previous year is not specified.