News Alert: Beam Suntory Names Jessica Spence As President, North AmericaNovember 17, 2022
Beam Suntory this morning named new leadership for its North America region. Greg Hughes, currently President North America, and Jessica Spence, currently President Brands, will swap roles effective January 1. As President North America, Spence will be responsible for leading commercial operations in the region that includes the company’s largest and most profitable market, the US.
Spence joined Beam Suntory in 2019 as President of Brands where she has established and led the company’s global brands organization. Prior to Beam Suntory, Spence served as Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer for the Carlsberg Group, overseeing the company’s global marketing, sales, insights, R&D and innovation functions.
Hughes will become Chief Growth and Brands Officer, leading the company’s global brands organization and spearheading growth initiatives including route to market excellence globally. Hughes joined Beam Suntory in 2015 and has driven strong results since becoming President of North America in 2018.
“As we position Beam Suntory for its next stage of growth and approach the end of a very successful year, these leadership and market alignment moves maintain strong continuity and help further our global growth ambitions in premium spirits and RTD,” said Albert Baladi, CEO of Beam Suntory.
According to Impact Databank, Beam Suntory is the third-largest spirits marketer both in the U.S. and globally. Its U.S. volume totaled approximately 24 million cases last year, out of global volume of 61 million cases.—Daniel MarstellerSubscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.
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