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Jack Daniel’s named Gaurav Sabharwal as MD for India & South Asia

Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BFA, BFB), an American-owned spirits company and the owner of Jack Daniel’s, has appointed Gaurav Sabharwal as managing director for India & South Asia.

With over two decades of experience in beverage and consumer goods companies, Gaurav brings extensive expertise in the alcoholic beverage industry across multiple geographies in Asia, including the Indian sub-continent, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. His professional journey includes over 14 years with Pernod Ricard, where he held various leadership roles focused on driving strategic and transformational projects in India, Singapore, and Dubai. Prior to joining Brown-Forman, Gaurav also held commercial leadership positions at Diageo.

In his new capacity, Gaurav will oversee Brown-Forman’s operations in the high-growth and strategic markets of India and South Asia, reporting to Eveline Albarracin, VP, managing director of Brown-Forman ANZPI IMENA Turkiye. He will be based out of Gurugram.

Expressing his enthusiasm, Gaurav Sabharwal, managing director for India & South Asia, stated, “I am excited to join Brown-Forman and look forward to leading our committed team in one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing spirits markets in the world. Jack Daniel’s is an iconic brand and one of the most valuable spirits brands globally, and we will strive to help consumers in India discover the world of American Whiskeys. Additionally, the recent acquisitions of Gin Mare and Diplomático, along with the much-loved Woodford Reserve, provide a significant opportunity for accelerating premium brands from our global portfolio as we aim to step change the business in India.”

Eveline Albarracin, VP, managing director of Brown-Forman ANZPI IMENA Turkiye, commented, “On behalf of Brown-Forman, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Gaurav Sabharwal onboard. India & South Asia have been identified as key emerging markets for us. With his extensive industry experience and expertise, we are confident that Gaurav will continue to deliver strong results for the company in these markets.”

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