Vinaykant G. Tanna
Independent Director

With extensive experience in investment, strategy, reputation, risk, change management, Vinay Tanna has worked with several international organizations. He currently advises a family wealth office in USA including their consumer facing businesses such as Copalli Rum Company where he is the non Executive Chair.  He is also an Independent Governor of London South Bank University.


Vinay’s extensive career in finance leadership roles in Diageo Plc included Group Head of Global Business Development where he was responsible for growth by M&A, divestment of non-core assets and the facilitation of the innovation agenda – including identification of ways to access the consumer via digital platforms, development of innovative next generation brands, and leveraging emerging trends. He also oversaw corporate finance activity on all mergers and led a number of acquisitions in Latin America, Asia and the Africa regions.


Vinay has worked in the FMCG, food and drink, agriculture, airlines and technology sectors. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, member of Chartered Institute of Taxation in UK.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Economics and Politics from Keele University, UK.

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