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Beam Suntory has appointed Albert Baladi to the newly-created role of chief operating officer as well as president of the Americas region. 

Beam Suntory has named Albert Baladi COO & president, Americas

Beam Suntory has named Albert Baladi COO & president, Americas

The company said today that Baladi, currently president of Beam Suntory's international region, will now oversee the firm's global commercial operations while also leading the Americas. Meanwhile, Tim Hassett, who held the Americas president role for three years, has decided to leave the company to become CEO of a firm outside the industry. 

Stepping into Baladi's international president position is the company's current SVP for EMEA, Pryce Greenow.

"We are pleased to make these important appointments from our own leadership pipeline, and I'm confident these moves will set us up for continuity, sustained momentum and tremendous future success," said Matt Shattock, chairman & CEO of Beam Suntory. "While we are sorry to see Tim leave, Albert is ideally suited for this expanded leadership role. Albert has built and led his teams with great passion to deliver impressive market-beating performance across a broad and diverse range of countries. Pryce's career progression and strong track record of results position him perfectly to lead our international region." 

Baladi and Greenow will serve on the Beam Suntory executive leadership team. Both appointments are effective immediately. 

Baladi joined Beam Suntory from Yum! Brands in 2011 as president of EMEA, before becoming president of international in 2015 when the company combined management of its EMEA and Asia Pacific businesses. 

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