GLOBAL: Diageo appoints new Travel Retail & Middle East head

By | 9 July 2013

Abella is returning to his family in Lebanon

Abella is returning to his family in Lebanon

Diageo has appointed a new MD for Travel Retail & the Middle East after Roland Abella quit for personal reasons.

Commercial director for Diageo Asia-Pacific Doug Bagley will replace Abella, who is returning to his family in Lebanon, Diageo said today (9 July). Bagley takes over as COO for Diageo global travel & Middle East (GTME) with immediate effect and assumes the MD role on 1 October, Diageo said.

Bagley joined Diageo as GM for Greater China in 2009, before being appointed commercial director for Australia. He became commercial director for Diageo Asia-Pacific last year, Diageo said.

Last month, Diageo confirmed its outgoing CEO Paul Walsh will join catering group Compass as chairman from next year.

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Diageo plc (DGE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Diageo plc (Diageo) is one of the world's leading companies in the beverage alcohol industry. The company carries out the production and distribution of spirits, beer and wine. The key brands of the company include Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Baileys Original Irish Cream, J&B, Tanqueray, Guinness, Crown Royal Canadian, Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards, and Bushmills Irish. Diageo also has distribution rights for the Jose Cuervo tequila brands in North America and various other markets.

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