Wednesday 26 October 2016

Blazquez to leave Diageo

Published 11/05/2016 | 07:34


President of Diageo's Africa and Asia Pacific business Nick Blazquez is to leave the company after 27 years.

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The company said Mr Blazquez is leaving to pursue new opportunities and challenges.

Mr Blazques will leave the company's executive committee at the end of June.

Diageo European president John Kennedy and Latin America chief Alberto Gavazzi will expand their responsibilities to fill the void left by Mr Blazquez.

Diageo chief executive Ivan Menezes said he has valued Mr Blazquez's contribution to the company.

"During his career he has provided strong leadership across many parts of our business from Great Britain to Africa, Asia Pacific, Russia, Turkey and latterly India.

"He has played a key role in the development of Diageo's sustainability agenda as the originator of our Water of Life programme, growing businesses which provide employment and championing local agriculture.

"On behalf of Diageo I want to thank Nick for the role he has played and wish him the very best for the future.

"I will not be replacing Nick's role as I am taking this opportunity to maximise the deployment of our executive talent against the highest value opportunities for Diageo and I congratulate John and Alberto on their new responsibilities," Mr Menezes said.

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