Francisco de la Vega has been appointed group communications director at Pernod Ricard. 

He joined Pernod Ricard in 1987, working as head of group alcohol marketing and director of marketing. In 1997 he was appointed chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard Canada, before becoming CEO of Pernod Ricard Argentina.

De la Vega, age 48, holds a masters in business management and a French specialist postgraduate diploma (DESS) in marketing.