Mohit Lal has a rich and diverse background spanning more than 30 years in the food and beverage industry. He began his career as a finance professional with Nestlé in 1986, and was employed in various capacities across India before being appointed by Italian confectionery producer Perfetti as its CFO in 1996. Three years later he joined Seagram as its CFO for India, and remained in that position after Seagram was acquired by Pernod Ricard Group.
In 2006 Mohit moved to Irish Distillers, again as CFO, where he remained for five years before returning to the sub-continent to work as Managing Director for Pernod Ricard India. He was appointed Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Asia in 2015, and in the following year he was promoted to CEO of Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail.
Mohit says that the key element of his work philosophy is unleashing the power of aligned and committed teams as a means of creating competitive advantage.