27 MAR 2018
27 MAR 2018 Press release
Diageo Board Update - Ursula Burns
On 26 July, 2017 Diageo announced that Ursula Burns had been appointed as a Non-Executive Director effective 2 April, 2018.
Ms. Burns has been Chairman of VEON Ltd.’s (NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam: VEON) Supervisory Board since July 2017. VEON has announced today that Ms. Burns will become Executive Chairman on an interim basis. In light of this appointment, Diageo and Ms. Burns have agreed that her appointment to the Diageo Board will be delayed.
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