Absolut is due to unveil a replacement for Olsson next month

Absolut is due to unveil a replacement for Olsson next month

The head of global Travel Retail at Pernod Ricard-subsidiary, The Absolut Company, has quit for “personal reasons”. 

Anders Olsson, who has been director of the unit for eight years, will step down on 29 November and move from London back to his home town of Stockholm, Absolut announced today (19 November). “The reasons for Olsson’s decision are personal,” the Swedish vodka producer said in a statement. 

A spokesperson for the company declined to expand on the reason for Olsson's departure. 

Olsson, who has been based in London for the past three years, said: “I want to take the opportunity to thank my unique and excellent team for all their efforts and extraordinary dedication to our mission over the years... I wish all my very best and loads of fun in the future.” 

Absolut, which was acquired by Pernod in 2008, said a successor to Olsson will be announced next month.