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Diageo Makes Changes to Executive Committee and Board

Diageo Makes Changes to Executive Committee and Board
July 31
14:25 2014

Diageo has announced changes to its Executive Committee to build on the changes made earlier in the year and to further enhance the in-market accountability which will be key to delivery of Diageo’s performance ambition. Sam Fischer, currently Managing Director Diageo Greater China, will join the Executive Committee as President, Diageo Greater China and Asia. Anand Kripalu, CEO United Spirits Limited, will also join the Executive Committee. Both will report to Nick Blazquez as President, Diageo Africa and Asia Pacific.

In addition to his current responsibility as President, Diageo Western Europe, John Kennedy will take responsibility for Russia, Eastern Europe and Turkey as President, Diageo Europe.

The appointments will be effective from 1 September 2014.

Diageo has also announced that Gilbert Ghostine has accepted a role outside Diageo and will be leaving the organisation on 30 September 2014. Gilbert Ghostine has been with Diageo for 19 years in a number of roles, latterly as President, Diageo India and Greater China, and Chief Corporate Development Officer.

Ivan Menezes, Chief Executive of Diageo, says: “The changes signal a further shift in Diageo from an organisation based on regions to one which puts accountability in the markets. In addition they strengthen our executive team and enhance our focus on two key growth markets, China and India.”

Nicola Mendelsohn.

Meanwhile, Diageo has appointed Nicola Mendelsohn as a Non-Executive Director effective 1 September 2014. She will also join the Audit, the Nomination and the Remuneration Committees on appointment.

Nicola Mendelsohn is currently Vice President, EMEA of Facebook Inc., responsible for operations in the diverse region. Since joining Facebook in July 2013, Ms Mendelsohn has focused on increasing revenues through developing digital marketing solutions and strengthening relationships with the marketing community. Prior to her appointment to Facebook, Ms Mendelsohn was Executive Chairman of Karmarama advertising agency and held senior roles at Grey Communications and BBH.

Nicola Mendelsohn’s senior experience at the forefront of digital marketing and communications are expected to be of great benefit to Diageo and its brands.

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