Ivan Menezes has been chief operating officer of Diageo since March 1, 2012. In that role he leads Diageo’s operating businesses globally with responsibility for operations in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and Latin America and Caribbean.
Menezes has held a series of senior appointments in Diageo and was most recently president of Diageo North America and chairman of Diageo’s businesses in both the Asia Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean regions.
Diageo chairman Dr Franz Humer said: “Ivan Menezes has an outstanding track record in all his leadership roles in Diageo. Ivan's appointment to our board strengthens the executive leadership of our business and I look forward to working with him in this capacity.”