Diageo announces appointment to Executive Committee

Posted: 18 April 2013 | Diageo | No comments yet

Alberto Gavazzi appointed President, Diageo Latin America and Caribbean with effect from 1 July 2013…


Diageo has today announced that:

– Randy Millian, President, Diageo Latin America and Caribbean, will be retiring from the company by 30 June 2014

– Alberto Gavazzi, Managing Director, Diageo West Latin America and Caribbean (WestLAC), is appointed President, Diageo Latin America and Caribbean with effect from 1 July 2013. Alberto will report to Ivan Menezes, Chief Operating Officer and will replace Randy on the Diageo Executive Committee.

From 1 July 2013, Randy will take on a new non-executive role as Chairman, Diageo LAC reporting to Ivan. In this capacity he will ensure a seamless transition across the region by supporting the successful completion of certain key projects. Randy will continue to represent Diageo on the Zacapa Board and the OAS (Organization of American States) Trust Board until his retirement.

Paul S Walsh, Chief Executive of Diageo, said: “Alberto brings a wealth of global and regional experience to his new role. Over the past 19 years he has succeeded in a variety of marketing and general management positions, including General Manager, Brazil; Global Category Director Whisky, Gin and Reserve Brands, and VP Consumer Marketing North America. I believe he will be equally successful in his new role and I congratulate him on his appointment.”

“Randy leaves a strong business for Alberto to build upon. He has led the Diageo LAC business from a time when our brands were almost exclusively represented by distributors across the region, to the present where we have both 14 well-run Diageo business units and some exceptional distributor relationships. Randy and his team have created an enviable position forDiageo in the region and we are now nearly twice the size of our nearest international competitor.”

“It has been a pleasure to work with Randy and I am very grateful to him for his commitment to our brands, values and our people over his long and successful career with Diageo.”

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