Diageo appoints chief operating officer

Diageo has appointed Ivan Menezes to the newly created role of chief operating officer. Menezes is currently president Diageo North America and chairman of Diageo Asia Pacific and Diageo Latin America & Caribbean.  He will take up the role on March 1, 2012.

LVMH appoints champagne heads

LVMH has appointed new chief executive officers for its champagne brands Moet & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin.

Pernod announces staff shuffle

Pernod Ricard has announced a number of staff changes.

Beam appoints mixables manager

Beam Global has appointed Debora Boyda to the role of general manager of the Mixables Category Business Team (CBT). 

Lataille lands UK Olmeca role

Pernod Ricard has appointed bartender and 'tequila expert' Matthias Lataille as UK ambassador for Olmeca Altos.

Morrison Bowmore makes five appointments

Morrison Bowmore Distillers has made five new appointments within its sales and marketing team.

Ara appoints sales and marketing GM

Ara, the Malborough-based New Zealand winery, has appointed Matthew Adams to the role of sales and marketing general manager.

Rémy Cointreau TRA appoints marketing manager

Santiago Quevedo has been appointed to the position of trade marketing manager and brand ambassador at Rémy Cointreau Travel Retail Americas (RCTRA).

Brown-Forman appoints Asia Pacific boss

Brown-Forman has appointed Michael McShane as managing director for Asia Pacific, effective February 1, 2011.  McShane succeeds Stuart Beck who is to retire from the company in May 2011.  McShane will be based in Hong Kong.

Stock makes new appointments

Stock Spirits has made several new appointments to its senior management team.

New SABMiller president for Latin America appointed

SABMiller has appointed Karl Lippert as its new president of Latin America, following the announcement of Barry Smith’s retirement.

Diageo appoints new Johnnie Walker boss

Diageo has appointed Gavin Pike to the role of global brand director for Johnnie Walker. Pike is currently marketing and innovation director, with Diageo’s venture, Brandhouse Beverages, in South Africa.

Niederkirchener Weinmacher appoints new president

Marian Kopp has been appointed managing director/president of Niederkirchener Weinmacher  – a German wine cooperative located in the Pfalz region - effective April 1, 2010.