Pernod Ricard has confirmed another bout of internal appointments

Pernod Ricard has confirmed another bout of internal appointments

Pernod Ricard has released details of a raft of internal appointments, triggered by the deaprture of the MD of its Casa Pedro Domecq division.

François Bouyra, who has headed up the Mexican affiliate of Pernod for six years, has left the company due to “personal reasons”, Pernod said earlier today (7 October). Replacing Bouyra is Cédric Retailleau, the previous MD of Pernod Ricard Venezuela Cluster. Retailleau, who will report into Pernod Americas chairman & CEO Philippe Dréano, assumed the position at the beginning of this month.

Moving to head up the company's Venezuela Cluster is Jean-Francois Collobert, formerly the international director for Pernod. Based in Caracas, he too will report in to Dréano.

At the same time, Pernod has appointed Jean-Etienne Gourgues MD of its national unit in Japan, replacing Fabrice Audan, who is now the group's MD for the Nordic region. Previously sales director at Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët, Gourgues will report in to Pierre Coppéré, chairman & CEO of Pernod Ricard Asia, and will be a member of the Pernod Ricard Asia regional ranagement committee.

Finally, Denis Fiévet, the current financial communication & investors relations director, will become MD of Pernod Ricard Portugal on 15 November, with Jean Touboul, the finance & administration director of Pernod Ricard Eastern Europe, set to replace him.

Details were not immediately available about who Fiévet will replace in Portugal, and why.

Pernod also confirmed the appointment of Denis O’Flynn to the role of MD at Pernod UK, as announced by the division late last month.