Ten leading Asian spirits executives

The drinks sector is seeking to drive change in the industry by ensuring that their workforces are diverse and inclusive. Here, we look at 10 Asian spirits executives at the top of their game. Across every industry, not just drinks, companies have pledged to support racial diversity and eradicate racism across their operations. Some companies have set ambitious goals to champion diversity in their workplace, including Johnnie Walker owner Diageo, which is striving to have 45%…

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Pernod Ricard North America CEO steps down

Paul Duffy, the chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard North America, will leave the French company next month. Duffy will leave Pernod Ricard, the owner of brands such as Absolut vodka and Jameson Irish whiskey, to “return to Ireland”. He will also leave the group’s executive committee. He will be replaced by Ann Mukherjee, the current chief commercial officer of household supplies manufacturer SC Johnson & Son, on 2 December. Duffy joined Pernod Ricard in…

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