Sir Ivan Menezes

Chief Executive

Sir Ivan Menezes

Sir Ivan Menezes was appointed Chief Executive of Diageo plc in July 2013, having been an Executive Director since July 2012.

Current external appointments

  • Chairman of the Council – Scotch Whisky Association
  • Non-Executive Director – Tapestry Inc.
  • Member of the Global Advisory Board – Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Trustee - Movement to Work 
  • Member - International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, CEO Group 

Previous Diageo roles

  • Chief Operating Officer – Diageo plc
  • President – North America
  • Chairman – Diageo Asia Pacific
  • Chairman – Diageo Latin America and Caribbean
  • Senior management positions – Guinness and then Diageo

Previous relevant experience

  • Marketing and strategy roles – Nestlé, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. and Whirlpool


Sir Ivan was awarded a Knighthood for services to Business and to Equality in His Majesty The King’s 2023 New Year Honours List.