Nitesh Chhapru works as the Chief Innovation Officer, Diageo India and has almost two decades of multi-functional experience across commercial, strategy, marketing & innovation disciplines. He has worked across multiple categories including luxury cosmetics, decorative paints, media, and food & beverages sectors.
Nitesh has rich cultural exposure having worked extensively across Asia. He has experience across a variety of business set-ups ranging from large, privately-held organisations to globally - matrixed multinationals, to being an entrepreneur, partnering with small promoters with a fire in their belly to transform the future.
In his current role with Diageo India, he is accountable for 5-yr innovation pipeline, P&L and leads cross-functional business teams to deliver the same. His work involves the creation of power brand renovations, variant & line extension innovations, new-to-world category innovations, format & business model innovation. This work encompasses the entire spectrum of business segments that Diageo currently operates in and intends to operate in India.