Bringing Positive Change to Retail with Vinita Bali, Former President of Britannia Industries

On this episode of Winning Retail, Tony sits down with Vinita Bali, an experienced retail executive with global experience. Vinita is the former president of Britannia Industries, one of the largest food producers in India, and a former executive at Coca-Cola and Cadbury.
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ABOUT THE GUEST

Vinita is the former president of Britannia Industries, one of the largest food producers in India, and a former executive at Coca-Cola and Cadbury.  She is a global business leader with extensive experience in successfully leading large multinational corporations in senior business and marketing roles. Vinita was most recently Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Britannia Industries Ltd., an India-based food company, from 2005 to 2014. Prior to Britannia, she spent most of her career serving in leadership roles across the world for The Coca-Cola Company and Cadbury Schweppes Plc. Vinita spent nearly a decade with Coca-Cola in several roles, including Vice President and Head, Corporate Strategy, based in the United States, President, Andean Division, based in Chile, and Worldwide Marketing Director, based in the United States. Prior to that, she spent 14 years with Cadbury, serving in senior marketing roles across a number of geographies, including South Africa, Nigeria, India and the U.K. Vinita currently serves on the boards of directors of two public companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange: Bunge Ltd., an agribusiness and food company, since 2018, where she is a member of the Compensation Committee, the Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee and the Audit Committee; and Smith & Nephew Plc, a global portfolio medical technology business, since 2014, where she is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Compliance & Culture Committee. She also currently serves on the boards of directors for two companies listed on the National and Bombay Stock Exchanges in India: Syngene International Ltd., a research and manufacturing company, since 2017; and CRISIL Ltd., a global analytical company providing ratings, research as well as risk and policy advisory services, since 2014. She previously served on the boards of directors of several other companies listed on the NYSE or exchanges in India. Vinita holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi, India, and an MBA degree from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in India.

EPISODE NOTES

On this episode of Winning Retail, we are honored to welcome Vinita Bali, an experienced retail executive with global experience. Vinita is the former president of Britannia Industries, one of the largest food producers in India, and a former executive at Coca-Cola and Cadbury.

On this episode Vinita talks about her career journey, the growth strategies she learned along the way, how working with retailers differs in developing and developed markets, and much more.

This podcast is presented by Dell Technologies and Intel. Together they help you realize digital transformation across retail by driving IT innovation to better engage with today’s connected consumer. Learn more at DellTechnologies.com/retail and Intel.com/retail.

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