RCB gets new chairman, CMO as Amrit Thomas moves to London

MUMBAI: Diageo India chief financial officer (CFO) Sanjeev Churiwala will take over as chairman of Digiaeo India-owned Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore while Julie Bramham will be the new chief marketing officer (CMO) apart from being on the Executive Committee.

Churiwala and Bramham will replace Amrit Thomas who was managing both the roles of CMO and chairman at RCB. Thomas, the company said, moving to London as Marketing & Innovation Director, Europe.

RCB is owned Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd (RCSPL), a subsidiary of Diageo India.

Julie Bramham has been with Diageo for over two decades and has held key positions in innovation, marketing, and commercial across Europe and the globe. She is currently General Manager, Innovation for Europe.

Commenting on the change, Diageo India MD and CEO Anand Kripalu said, “We are delighted to welcome Julie to the Diageo India family. Her experience at working on our global brands and developed markets will add to the diversity of the Diageo business in India. I also wish Sanjeev the very best at RCSPL.”

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