Laurent Pillet the CEO of Pernod Richard UK is reportedly leaving his role to head the leading supplier of spirits and wines business in Russia and Eastern Europe, reports The Spirits Business.
Pillet will remain in his role until 1 January 2019 and he will be succeeded by David Haworth who is currently the MD of the spirits company’s business in Germany and Western Europe.
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The appointments follows the recent announcement that Claire Tolan will take on the role as managing director – Ireland to replace Louise Ryan who takes up the position of managing director of Pernod Ricard’s global gin business unit, The Gin Hub, in London.
Louise Ryan joined Irish Distillers in 2011 and held a number of key roles, including strategy and insights director, before she was appointed as managing director for Ireland in July 2016.
As the new managing director of Pernod Ricard’s global gin business unit, The Gin Hub, in London, Louise will oversee the development and innovation within Pernod Ricard’s portfolio of strategic gin brands, Beefeater, Plymouth and Seagram’s to further drive growth in the thriving category.
Commenting on the appointments, Conor McQuaid, chairman and CEO of Irish Distillers, said: "Both Claire and Louise have shown exceptional leadership and talent in their previous positions and we know that they will continue to impress in their new roles."
Prior to joining Irish Distillers, Louise was with Mars Ireland for 14 years where she held numerous roles including Marketing Director and Commercial Director.
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