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France: Pernod Ricard CFO moves on

06 April, 2009

Chief finance officer Emmanuel Babeau will leave the company to take up the same role at Schneider Electric in July.

Chief finance officer Emmanuel Babeau will leave the company to take up the same role at Schneider Electric in July.

Gilles Bogaert has been appointed deputy managing director in charge of Finance, replacing Babeau. Bogaert will join the group management team around CEO Pierre Pringuet and three other deputy managing directors -Thierry Billot (brands), Michel Bord (distribution network) and Bruno Rain (human resources).

Bogaert joined Pernod in July 1995 as internal auditor.

In November 1998, he was appointed finance and administration director of Pernod Argentina, then in February 2002 he joined the central and South American division as finance and administration director. In June 2003, he became director of audit and business development, participating in the acquisitions of Allied Domecq and V&S. Since July 2008, he has been chairman & CEO of Pernod Ricard Brasil.

Bogaertís replacement will be announced at a later date.