Jane Ewing will step down as MD of Diageos travel retail division in May

Jane Ewing will step down as MD of Diageo's travel retail division in May

Diageo has announced a change of MD at its Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) division.

Jane Ewing, who assumed the position in July 2010, is set to be replaced at the beginning of May by Roland Abella, the current MD of India for Diageo. When contacted by just-drinks earlier today (30 March), a spokesperson for Diageo was unable to confirm Ewing's next move. A statement released late yesterday said that the situation “will be the subject of a future announcement”.

Having joined Diageo in 1999 in Lebanon, Abella became general manager for North Africa before moving, in 2002, to head the Levant region (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Iraq). In 2006, he was appointed regional director for the Middle East and North Africa business, a role he led until 2009.

He will be based in Singapore.