Diageo CMO Syl Saller to depart

Diageo chief marketing officer (CMO) Syl Saller will step down after 20 years with the firm and will be succeeded by the current global category director for Scotch and managing director for Reserve, Cristina Diezhandino. Saller will depart Diageo to focus on leadership development, executive coaching and non-executive roles. Diezhandino will step into the position of chief marketing officer from 1 July 2020. Saller said: “Deciding to leave and embark on the next stage of…

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The week in pictures

The spirits world rung in the New Year this week with a host of high-profile parties, celebrity appearances and countless cocktails. First up, Nikki Beach at Caribbean island Saint Barts welcomed chart-topping DJ Kygo to its New Years celebrations, which were inspired by “chateau chic meets punk rock”. The Higher Love DJ appeared at the festivities alongside a Queen-influenced dance show from Visionair and “regal elements reinterpreted in a modern style”.

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