The company truly walks the talk when it comes to culture. When I decided to do my internship in the Shanghai office, three elements of the culture truly attracted me towards the company – ownership, meritocracy and informality.
After graduating from the Wharton School in 2017, I joined Budweiser APAC as the Brand Head for Michelob Ultra in China. After successfully launching this brand, I moved to our South Asia operations as the Commercial Capabilities Director. Currently, I am the Regional Director - East, responsible for one of the four business units within South Asia. As a Regional Director, I get an opportunity to run a P&L, lead a massive team of really talented individuals while tackling complex business.
For example, our share in one of the most profitable markets in India was falling due to high supply times and low consumer pull, thereby having a significant impact on our profitability. To resolve this challenge, we created a war room with a cross-functional team between our colleagues from sales, trade marketing, people, government affairs, supply and logistics. Through a focussed approach to identify and address gaps, we were able to overcome this challenge in a matter of 3 months. We went from being just another player to a strong number 2 player in the market.
Budweiser APAC offers a unique access to operations at scale with a start-up mindset. It continues to regularly push me out of my comfort zone, thereby enabling my personal and professional development.