Bacardi has appointed Tony Latham as chief financial officer and executive vice president, effective from September.
Latham, who joins from Unilever, will oversee all Bacardi’s finance activities, including global accounting, tax and treasury as well as revenue growth management plus global business services and information technology. He will be a member of the company’s global leadership team, reporting to CEO Mahesh Madhavan.
During his tenure at Unilever, Latham, 47, served in a variety of senior finance roles, most recently as executive vice president finance – group performance management, with global responsibility for leading operational finance across Unilever’s three divisions and eight regions. He originally joined Unilever in 2011 as the VP finance – North Asia, based in Shanghai.
Prior to Unilever, Latham worked for Danone, where he was the global CFO for its Medical Nutrition division as well as regional finance lead, based in Bangkok.
“As we conducted a rigorous and thoughtful search to fill this vital role, it was important to ensure we identified a purpose-driven leader with an impeccable business background, diverse global experience and, most importantly, someone who appreciates and is illustrative of our unique Bacardi culture,” said Madhavan.
“In Tony, we have found these qualities and more. I could not be more delighted to have him join our company at this dynamic time in our 157-year history as we endeavour to deliver the best ten years ever at Bacardi.”
Latham said: “It is an honour to join a company with such a strong culture, enduring values, iconic brands and incredible business opportunities to bring more people together for exceptional drinks experiences.
“I look forward to working with Mahesh and the entire Bacardi team to drive ever more growth and consumer love for our brands around the world.”
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