Pernod Ricard has announced that Gilles Bogaert will become its deputy managing director for finance.

Bogaert, who has been with Pernod for 14 years and is currently chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard Brazil, will take up his new role on 1 July.

He replaces Emmanuel Babeau, who has decided to leave the group, the French wine & spirits giant said today (3 April). A reason for Babeau's departure was not given.

Bogaert, aged 40, will join Pernod's senior management team.