Diageo North America appoints CFO

30th May, 2018 by Melita Kiely

Diageo North America has recruited Lavanya Chandrashekar as its new chief financial officer.

Johnnie-Walker-Diageo

Diageo owns the Johnnie Walker blended Scotch brand

Chandrashekar joins Diageo, which owns spirits including blended Scotch whisky Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff vodka, from Mondalēz International.

Her past experience has involved her working in Asia, North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and most recently holding regional CFO positions in EMEA and North America.

Chandrashekar will step into the role on 1 July and will report to Deirdre Mahlan, president, Diageo North America.

Mahlan said: “Lavanya is a highly strategic leader with a passion for developing people and teams.

“She has built an extensive career supporting global organisations while delivering outstanding results and driving transformational change.

“I very much look forward to welcoming her to Diageo and partnering together on delivering our performance ambitions.”

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