Pernod Ricard subsidiary Irish Distillers has announced changes to its management team, with the appointment of Nodjame Fouad as its next CEO and chairman.
Fouad, currently president and CEO of Pernod Ricard Japan, will assume the role on 1 July 2022.
Fouad will succeed Conor McQuaid, who is leaving the position to take up the newly created role of executive vice president corporate communication, S&R and public affairs at Pernod Ricard’s headquarters in Paris.
McQuaid commented: “Serving as chairman and CEO of Irish Distillers has been an honour and I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved as a business over the past number of years, in particular, the remarkable success of our full portfolio of Irish whiskeys and the continued success of Jameson around the world”.
Fouad added: “Firstly, I would like to congratulate Conor for an incredible tenure as chairman and CEO of Irish Distillers and wish him well with his new role in Paris. I am deeply honoured to take up the proverbial baton as chairman and CEO, acting as guardian of some of the most-loved Irish whiskeys in the world. I look forward to joining Irish Distillers in July and working closely with the team to shape the business strategy to drive the continued growth of our whiskey portfolio.”
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