Sector News

Diageo announces new leadership appointments

July 14, 2022
Food & Drink

Diageo has announced changes to its leadership team as it appoints a new chief operating officer and president of its North America division.

Debra Crew, Diageo’s current president of North America and global supply, will step into the role of chief operating officer. Crew will take accountability for driving the company’s continued growth across its markets, brands and supply operations globally.

Meanwhile, the drinks giant’s former president of US spirits and Canada, Claudia Schubert, has been appointed president of North America.

Ivan Menezes, Diageo’s CEO, commented: “Diageo has a world-class executive team with significant strength and depth of experience. Debra and Claudia have proven track records as outstanding leaders inside and outside our company. Their appointments will ensure that we continue to adapt to the changing environment so that we can deliver our performance ambition while making a positive impact wherever we work, source and sell.”

Menezes continued: “I am excited to work more closely with Debra in her new role and with Claudia as she joins the executive committee, as together we continue to build momentum and deliver long-term sustainable growth and value creation for all our stakeholders”.

Both appointments are effective 1 October 2022.

By Lauren Ford

Source: foodbev.com

comments closed

Related News

November 27, 2022

Cargill to appoint Brian Sikes as president and CEO

Food & Drink

Cargill will appoint Brian Sikes as its president and chief executive officer on 1 January 2023. The soon-to-be CEO, currently holding the chief operating officer title, has worked at Cargill for 31 years. Dave MacLennan, who has served as Cargill’s CEO since 2013, will assume the role of executive chair of the company’s board of directors.

November 27, 2022

Wellness, self-expression drive the latest trends in colors and flavors

Food & Drink

Comforting colors, feel-good flavors, and unique food and beverage experiences will resonate most with consumers in the new year, according to ADM’s latest Flavor and Color Outlook. ADM anticipates that 2023 will be the year of self-expression, and the company identified four trends that are sure to stand out.

November 27, 2022

Nespresso unveils home-compostable coffee capsules in partnership with Huhtamaki

Food & Drink

Nestlé’s Nespresso brand will pilot home-compostable coffee capsules on the Nespresso Original system in France and Switzerland from spring 2023 before further launches in several other European countries within a year. The paper-based capsules are touted as a breakthrough in packaging technology after three years of R&D.