Foster’s Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) marketing director James Lousada is leaving the company to join Constellation Europe.
Lousada will take the position of senior vice president marketing and business development, reporting directly into president Troy Christensen. Lousada will be responsible for consumer marketing and business development including innovation, consumer insights, international and export as well as the development of premium business across UK and Europe. His start date is yet to be confirmed.
The appointment follows Constellation’s announcement earlier this month that former managing director of Gaymer Cider Company John Mills has been appointed senior vice president European sales. He is responsible for wine sales in the UK and mainland Europe, including Ireland.
A spokesperson for Foster's Group said: “James Lousada, former Marketing Director of Foster’s EMEA is on a period of extended leave as he has decided to leave the business to take up a role with Constellation Europe later in the year. Adele Littame has been appointed Acting Marketing Director in the meantime. A permanent successor will be announced pending the conclusion of the recruitment process.“