Nick Blazquez, president of Diageo Africa

Nick Blazquez, president of Diageo Africa

Nick Blazquez is president of Diageo Africa. Prior to his appointment in August 2004, Nick held senior leadership positions with Diageo in developing markets, previously heading Diageo’s businesses in Asia. He joined the company in 1989 and held various roles within the company’s beer and spirits businesses.

Nick is vice chairman of East Africa Breweries Ltd and Guinness Nigeria plc, and is chairman of Seychelles Breweries Ltd. He is a member and the former chairman of Private Investors for Africa, a coalition of multinational companies investing in Africa’s infrastructure and social and economic development. Nick is also a board member of Mercy Corps, a global non-governmental organisation that aims to assist transitional societies.

Nick was educated at the University of Aberdeen and went on to be awarded a Ph.D in Physiology at Bristol University, where he subsequently lectured.

He is married with three children.

Correct as of 10 January, 2012.