Greene King CEO Rooney Anand named Business Leader of the Year

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Greene King CEO, Rooney Anand, has been named Business Leader of the Year at the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards held in London.

The Ashridge Executive Education award recognises the impact and success of the UK’s most high profile leaders and industry champions from the private, public and third sectors.

The finalists were judged on their achievements as business leaders over the last 18 months, and their personal achievements over the course of their career.

Rooney Anand said, “I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of our 44,000 team members in our 3,000 pubs across the country. Everyone does an amazing job welcoming and serving our customers every day.

“I have the privilege of leading a business that started 217 years ago as a small, regional brewer and pub company and over the years it has grown into the country’s leading pub company. The most exciting thing is there is still a lot of opportunity for the company to grow in the future.”

The awards, now in their 15th year, were at the Grosvenor House Hotel presented by the BBC’s Louise Minchin. Over 1,200 business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and media representatives attended.

Anand has been Chief Executive of Greene King since 2005. He was also named Business Leader of the Year at the Publican Awards in March 2016.

Greene King is the UK’s largest pub retailer and brewer and has around 3100 pubs, restaurants and hotels in its portfolio.