Diageo names new chief operating officer

Diageo has named a new chief operating officer, triggering speculation that he is being lined up as a future chief executive.

29th February, 2012
Diageo names new chief operating officer
Paul Walsh: "The Diageo board and I agree that now is the right time to extend Ivan's remit to embrace all of our markets globally."

Diageo has named a new chief operating officer, triggering speculation that he is being lined up as a future chief executive.

Ivan Menezes has been promoted from his present position as chairman of Diageo's Asia-Pacific unit and its Latin American and Caribbean divisions. He has been president of Diageo North America since January 2004.

He takes up his new role on March 1st.

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