Appointment of Gilles BOGAERT as Deputy Managing Director in charge of Finance04/03/2009
Gilles BOGAERT is appointed Deputy Managing Director in charge of Finance, replacing Emmanuel BABEAU who decided to leave the Group. This departure will take place on July 1st, and Gilles BOGAERT‘s appointment will come into effect on the same date.
As such Gilles BOGAERT will join the Group management team around Pierre PRINGUET, Chief Executive Officer, and comprising three other Deputy Managing Directors, Thierry BILLOT (Brands), Michel BORD (Distribution Network) and Bruno RAIN (Human Resources).
Gilles BOGAERT, age 40, is graduated from ESCP Business School. After four years at Arthur ANDERSEN, he joined PERNOD RICARD in July 1995 as Internal Auditor.
In November 1998, he was appointed Finance and Administration Director of PERNOD RICARD ARGENTINA before joining, in February 2002, PERNOD RICARD CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA (CESAM) as Finance and Administration Director.
Gilles BOGAERT‘s replacement will be announced at a later date.
Commenting this appointment Pierre PRINGUET declared: "Emmanuel BABEAU played an important role in the Group development over these recent years and I wish him full success in his new career. Gilles BOGAERT, who knows perfectly the Group having been assigned both functional and operational positions during these past 14 years, was an obvious choice to become his successor; this demonstrates again our ability to detect and develop talents within the Group”.
About Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard is the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits with consolidated Sales of € 8,558 million in 2014/15. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier- Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Graffigna and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of approximately 18,000 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 80 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.
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