Bira 91, one of the fastest growing beer brands, has announced the appointment of Anil Arya as the CFO and Senior Vice President, Finance.
With his career spanning over 20 years, Anil has worked across consumer goods companies like ABInBev India, SAB Miller (now ABInBev), Procter & Gamble, Pernod Ricard and Coca-Cola. Prior to joining Bira 91, Anil was Director Solutions for Global Solutions Center and also double-hatted as CFO for AB-InBev India. He spent over 15 years there and rose through the ranks in the finance department, working through Plant Finance, Sales Finance, FP&A and Controls. Prior to ABI, he has successfully held multiple finance positions at Procter & Gamble, Moscow, Coca Cola India and Pernod Ricard with a proven track record in growing businesses profitability and systems.
Speaking of the appointment, Ankur Jain, Founder & CEO, Bira 91, said, “I’m thrilled to welcome Anil to Bira 91. With his solid industry experience and an intuitive understanding of the sector, Anil will be instrumental in driving a culture of efficiency in the company. We turned sales contribution positive last year, and Anil’s experience will come in handy as we navigate Bira 91 in its next phase of growth – to become profitable while we scale to become the beer of choice for this generation of Indian consumers worldwide”.
Commenting on his appointment, Anil Arya said, “I’m excited to join Bira 91’s team full of passion, fervour and commitment to forge ahead. Ankur and his team are in the process of bringing about a revolution in the alco-bev space in India, and I’m delighted to be a part of it”.
Bira 91 has been growing at a strong double digit growth rate over the last few years. It doubled its volume last year and consumer spend on the brand exceeded the $100 million mark in FY20.