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Stoli Group appoints new CEO, announces leadership changes

Stoli Group has announced changes to its leadership team as it appoints current CFO Chris Caldwell as the company's new global CEO. Caldwell has taken over the position previously held by Damian McKinney, who has been with the company since 2020. Stoli Group did not disclose the reason for McKinney's departure. Caldwell first joined the business in 2020 as global CFO. Prior to Stoli, he held senior roles at Americana Foods, Fonterra and Diageo. In addition, Artem Pozdnyakov, who served as Stoli's global financial controller, has now been named the company's new CFO. Meanwhile, Mark Federighi, a newcomer to the Stoli company, has been appointed as president of North America. Federighi previously worked as chief sales officer at US wine company O'Neill Vintners and Distillers. Yuri Shefler, Stoli's founder and owner, said: "As an integral member of the Stoli Group executive team, Chris has proven time and again that he has the strategic and financial acumen, as well as the leadership skills needed in today's CEO. Ensuring continuity of leadership, Chris and Artem, will play pivotal roles as we look to further diversify through acquisitions and brand expansion. We are beyond thrilled that Mark will be joining them in support of our aggressive growth goals." Caldwell commented: "The past few years at Stoli Group have been incredibly rewarding, and I am immensely proud of the value that I created as CFO. I am honoured to work alongside Artem, Mark and the rest of the leadership team as we begin a new journey of innovation and expansion for Stoli Group."

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