Diageo announces appointment of Nick Blazquez as President of its African operations
March 28, 2014
– Multinational alcoholic beverage manufacturer Diageo has appointed Nick Blazquez as President of its African operations in a series of top level management changes announced by Chief Executive Ivan Menez.
Along with his Africa role, Blazquez will inherit additional responsibilities including managing Eurasia and Pacific markets as well as North and Southeast Asia and Australia to his portfolio of responsibilities, Reuters reported.
Ivan Menez, who assumed his position last year, also revealed several changes to Diageo's Executive Committee. Gilbert Ghostine is set to become the company's first Chief Corporate Development Officer (CCDO), after the position was newly carved out. He will be responsible for maintaining relationship with Moet Hennessy, as well as develop business in India and Asia.
Its current international supply centre director, David Cutter was also elevated to the position of Global Supply and Procurement President.
All changes are expected to take effect from July 1 st.
Diageo is the world largest producer of spirits and a major brewer of beer and wine, selling in more than 180 countries. It manages top alcoholic brands such as Smirnoff, Jonnie Walker, Baileys and Guinness.
It also holds 34 percent of Moet Hennessy, which owns brands such as Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Hennessy, grossing annual revenues in excess of $23.46 billion.
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