Appointement of Martin Riley as Chef Marketing Officer at Pernod Ricard01/22/2009
Pernod Ricard have the pleasure to announce the following appointments:
Martin Riley, 54, is a graduate from Oxford University in Modern Languages and is a Member of the Marketing Society. After starting his career at Sandeman in Marketing for six years, he joined successively James Burroughs plc and Whitbread for the next six years. In 1990 he became Marketing Vice President of Allied Domecq up until 1997 when he moved to the Pernod Ricard Group at Irish Distillers Limited, as International Sales & Marketing Director. In 2002 he was appointed International Marketing Director of Chivas Brothers, the position he is currently holding.
Eric Benoist, 45, is a graduate from ESCP Business School. After five years at Henkel France in Marketing, he joined the Group in 1993 as Marketing Manager Non Alcoholic Drinks at Pernod Ricard Holding. In 1997 he was appointed Marketing Director of Pernod Ricard Asia and in 2000 became President and CEO of Pernod Ricard Japan. He then moved to France in 2003 taking up the position of Marketing Director Martell. Since 2005, he is Marketing Director Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët.
Anne-Claire Rodary, 51, is a graduate from ESSEC Business School and from IEP Paris. After starting her marketing career at Procter & Gamble, she joined the Danone Group where she held various executive positions in marketing and purchase, before becoming International Marketing Director of the Danone Waters division. In 2002, she moved to Guilbert (PPR Group) as Marketing & Purchase Director before joining, in 2003, the Allied Domecq Spirits & Wines Group at Champagne Mumm Perrier Jouët, as Marketing Commercial & Communication Director. At the time of the acquisition by Pernod Ricard Group in 2005, she became Senior marketing Category Director, position she is currently holding.
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.
Contacts Pernod Ricard
Julia MASSIES / Financial Communication – Investor Relations VP
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Sylvie MACHENAUD / Director External Communications
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Emmanuel VOUIN / Press Relations Manager
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Apolline CELEYRON / Press Relations Officer
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