Pernod Ricard has confirmed that the MD of its unit in Portugal, Armando de Medeiros, is set to step down from the post.

Earlier this month, the company announced a raft of executive appointments. Amongst them was the promotion of Denis Fiévet, Pernod's current financial communication & investors relations director, to the role of MD of Pernod Ricard Portugal. Fiévet is set to take over from de Medeiros on 15 November.

In announcing the move, however, Pernod did not detail what was happening to de Medeiros. When contacted by just-drinks earlier this week, a spokesperson said he will leave the firm due to “personal reasons”.

De Medeiros will stay on as MD in Portugal until 15 November, the spokesperson added.