Lead Responsibly: An Absolut

Guest: Ann Mukherjee

Season: 9   Episode: 17

Ann Mukherjee’s life is one of complete inspiration, both personally and professionally. Her mother was killed by a drunk driver when Ann was just 14; as an adult, she endured alcohol related violence.

Yet today, she leads the second largest wine and spirits company in the world. Far from a contradiction, it’s a calling – one which sees not just customers and ROI, but caring and ROR (Return on Responsibility). The two are intertwined; even as Pernod Ricard promotes safe, responsible drinking, their profits have soared.

Here’s what Ann and host Maureen Metcalf cover:

  • The changing role of leaders, especially CEOs;
  • How Ann sees her work at Pernod Ricard not as a job, but as a calling; and
  • The important role of mentors for career success.


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