Pernod announces jobs shake-up

08 July, 2011

Irish Distillers CEO Alexandre Ricard (pictured) is to leave his post to join Pernod’s group general management team in Paris.

Ricard’s move is one of several announced by Pernod Ricard “in line with its policy of internal promotion and international mobility”.

Ricard’s new job title is to be managing director, distribution network. In this role, he will be in charge of the management of the distribution networks of the group. The following affiliates are to report to Alexandre Ricard: Pernod Ricard Americas, Pernod Ricard Asia, Pernod Ricard Europe, Ricard and Pernod and the Pernod Ricard Commercial Development Department. Alexandre Ricard will be a member of the Pernod Ricard executive board, based in Paris.

Anna Malmhake, currently marketing director of The Absolut Company will succeed him as chairman & CEO of Irish Distillers. She will report to Thierry Billot, managing director, brands. Anna Malmhake will be a member of the Pernod Ricard executive board.

Noël Adrian, previously managing director of Pernod Ricard Italia, has been appointed deputy managing director, Pernod Ricard Europe, from July 1. He reports to Laurent Lacassagne, chairman & CEO of Pernod Ricard Europe.

Michel Mauran, currently managing director of Pernod Ricard Nordic, is to become managing director of Pernod Ricard Italia. He will be replaced from October 1 by Fabrice Audan, currently managing director of Pernod Ricard Japan.

Christophe Lemarie, currently managing director of Pernod Ricard travel retail Americas, is appointed managing director of Pernod Ricard Hellas. His previous role will be filled by Franck Lapeyre, currently managing director of Pernod Ricard Korea.

Jean-Manuel Spriet, currently managing director of Pernod Ricard UK, is appointed managing director of Pernod Ricard Korea. He will be replaced by David de Mardt, currently managing director of Pernod Ricard South Africa. Conor Mc Quaid, currently international commercial director of Irish Distillers, is appointed managing director of Pernod Ricard South Africa from August 1.

Laurent Pillet, currently managing director of Pernod Ricard Andes, is appointed managing director of Pernod Ricard Sub-Saharan Africa. He will be replaced by Benjamin Halb, currently finance director of Pernod Ricard Hellas and of the Greece-Turkey cluster.

Pernod has also announced the creation of the position of managing director of the Business Innovation Group (BIG). This role will be filled by Alain Dufosse, currently managing director of Pernod Ricard Deutschland and the Germany-Austria cluster. He will be replaced by David Haworth, currently managing director of Pernod Ricard Hellas and of the Greece-Turkey cluster.

All appointments take effect from September 1 unless otherwise stated.





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