Pernod Ricard has shuffled its management pack, following the appointment of two deputy MDs last week.

The company said late last week that eight executives would take part in the change-around.

Laurent Lacassagne, the chairman & CEO of Pernod Ricard Pacific, will replace Thierry Billot as chairman & CEO of Pernod Ricard Europe, while Jean-Christophe Coutures - president and representative director of Jinro Company and Jinro Ballantines Import Company - will take Lacassagne's place.

Franck Lapeyre - managing director of Pernod Ricard Singapore - becomes president of Jinro Ballantines Company in Korea, replacing Coutures, with Paul-Robert Bouhier - marketing director for Irish Distillers - moving to managing director of Pernod Ricard Singapore. Bouhier will also be responsible for the Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia markets.

Alain Barbet - chairman & CEO of Pernod Ricard USA - is appointed chairman & CEO of Pernod Ricard Americas, succeeding Michel Bord, and Paul Duffy - the current chairman & CEO of Irish Distillers Group - replacing Barbet. Alexandre Ricard - MD of Pernod Ricard Asia Duty Free - succeeds Duffy at Irish Distillers.

Finally, Thibault de Poutier - commercial director of Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët - becomes managing director of Pernod Ricard Asia Duty Free, replacing Alexandre Ricard.

Last week, Pernod confirmed that current chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard Europe, Thierry Billot, will become deputy managing director in charge of brands. Pernod Ricard Americas chairman and CEO, Michel Bord, meanwhile, has been promoted to deputy managing director in charge of the distribution network.

All the changes will take effect from 1 July.