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Gautom Menon
Gautom Menon
Founder & Chief Brand Officer
Wild Tiger Rum

Gautom is the founder and brand owner of India's first Premium Rum, 'Wild Tiger' which in just three years of launch is available in 54 countries worldwide and leading airport and cruise duty-free shops. Wild Tiger is recognised as India's artisanal drink brand in the global drinks industry. Gautom is a double master's degree holder from Oxford Brookes University and the University of Westminster in London, and is an active member of Young Indian's chapter of Coimbatore.

He holds a Level 2 certification in Spirits from WSET London and certification in Responsible Service of alcohol from Victorian Government, Australia. He was also recognized recently by International lifestyle magazine GQ, as India’s top 50 Influential Young Indian’s, top 10 Innovators, and as "Beverage Entrepreneur of the Year 2018" by The Entrepreneur Magazine.

Believing in inclusive growth and social responsibility as the core areas of the brand he is building, Wild Tiger Rum donates 10% of its profits towards tiger conservation in Southern India through its non-profit initiative 'Wild Tiger Foundation'. Over 80% of Wild Tiger’s workforce are female workers, and all packing materials sourced are environmentally friendly and from within India. Gautom has a keen interest in colonial history, wildlife and is an avid traveller. This year he would embark on a 65 day drive across 25 countries, covering 25,000Km's, from Kerala to Cannes in France, to raise funds and awareness for Tiger Conservation A noble cause that is close to his heart.


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