PRESS RELEASE2 Jul 2012
Diageo announces appointment to its Board of Directors Download file
Mr Ivan Menezes will join the Diageo Board as an executive director with effect from 2 July 2012.
Ivan Menezes has been Chief Operating Officer of Diageo since 1 March 2012. In that role he leads Diageo’s operating businesses globally with responsibility for operations in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and Latin America and Caribbean. Mr Menezes has held a series of senior appointments in Diageo and was most recently President of Diageo North America and Chairman of Diageo’s businesses in both the Asia Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean regions.
Commenting on the appointment, Diageo Chairman Dr Franz Humer said:
‘Ivan Menezes has an outstanding track record in all his leadership roles in Diageo. Ivan's appointment to our Board strengthens the executive leadership of our business and I look forward to working with him in this capacity.'
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