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Diageo Appoints Ivan Menezes as Chief Operating Officer

Diageo Appoints Ivan Menezes as Chief Operating Officer
February 29
12:42 2012

Diageo has appointed Ivan Menezes (pictured) as chief operating officer. Ivan Menezes has been promoted from his position as president Diageo North America and chairman of Diageo Asia Pacific and Diageo Latin America & Caribbean.

As chief operating officer, Ivan Menezes will lead Diageo’s operating businesses globally adding responsibility for Europe and Africa to his current responsibility forNorth America, Asia Pacific and Latin America & Caribbean. Nick Blazquez (president Africa), Gilbert Ghostine (president Asia Pacific), Randy Millian (president Latin America & Caribbean), Andrew Morgan (president Europe) and Larry Schwartz, who is concurrently appointed president North America, will report to Mr Menezes.

Reporting to chief executive Paul Walsh will be Ivan Menezes (chief operating officer), Deirdre Mahlan (chief financial officer), Andy Fennell (chief marketing officer), David Gosnell (president Global Supply and Procurement), Gareth Williams (human resources director), Tim Proctor (general counsel) and Paul Tunnacliffe (company secretary).

The appointment has prompted speculation that Ivan Menzies will be Paul Walsh’s successor as chief executive.

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