France: Pernod Ricard announces five job changes

07 April, 2009

France: Pernod Ricard has announced five new appointments, effective from 1 July 2009:

France: Pernod Ricard has announced five new appointments, effective from 1 July 2009:

• Philippe Dréano, currently chairman & chief executive officer of Pernod Ricard Asia has been appointed chairman & CEO of Pernod Ricard Americas.
In this position Philippe will cover all the Americas. Philippe will report to Michel Bord, Pernod Ricard deputy managing director, distribution network, and will be based in New York.

• Pierre Coppéré, currently chairman & CEO of Pernod, has been appointed chairman & CEO of Pernod Ricard Asia, replacing Philippe Dréano. Pierre Coppéré will cover all the Pernod Ricard Asian affiliates. Coppéré will report to Michel Bord. He will be based in Hong Kong.

• César Giron, currently chairman & CEO of Wyborowa, will replace Pierre Coppéré as chairman & CEO of Pernod.
César Giron will report to Michel Bord and his replacement will be announced at a later date.

• Philippe Guettat, currently managing director of Pernod Ricard China has been appointed chairman & CEO of The Absolut Company.
Philippe Guettat will be a member of the Pernod Ricard Executive Committee and will report to Thierry Billot, Pernod Ricard deputy managing director in charge of brands. He will be based in Stockholm.

• Con Constandis, currently chairman & CEO of Corby Distilleries (Canada), has been appointed managing Director of Pernod Ricard China, replacing Philippe Guettat.
Con Constandis will be a member of the Pernod Ricard Asia management team and will report to Pierre Coppéré, Chairman & CEO of Pernod Ricard Asia. Con Constandis’ replacement will be announced at a later date. 





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