Clerkin named to top US role
Jim Clerkin has been named president of Moet Hennessy North America. The move puts the Irish man in control of a host of brands in the US including Dom Perignon, Hennessy Cognac, Moet & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot.
Mr Clerkin, inset, worked in Dublin for several years as managing director of the Gilbeys of Ireland which was owned by Grand Metropolitan. Following the merger of Grand Metropolitan and Guinness to form Diageo in 1998 he moved to the US to manage Diageo's wine and spirit business in the western region.
In 2008 the Rostrevor native was head hunted to join Moet Hennessy USA.