Beam Suntory has made two HR switches in its International division

Beam Suntory has made two HR switches in its International division

Beam Suntory has appointed a former Edrington and Diageo employee to the HR team for its International reporting division.

Ilja Rijnen has been confirmed by the company this week as HR director for Emerging Asia. Formerly holding the same position in Asia Pacific and India at Edrington and, before that, as head of HR for Diageo across South-East Asia, Rijnen joined Beam Suntory earlier this month.

At the same time, the group said Leanne Marran has become its VP of International HR & communications. Marran moved from animal healthcare group Zoetis to assume the role. Based out of Madrid, she replaces Tom Strehle, who took on a global role at group headquarters in Chicago earlier this year.

Both recruits will report in to International president Pryce Greenow, with Rijnen also answering to Atsushi Koizumi, Beam Suntory's MD of Emerging Asia, based in Singapore.

Beam Suntory's International region includes Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as Asia Pacific and Japan.

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