Rémy Cointreau has appointed Patrick Piana as the CEO of Rémy Martin Cognac, having lured the 42-year-old from his position at Pernod Ricard USA.

Piana will be based in Cognac, southwest France, and will report to Christian Liabastre, who is executive vice president for brand strategy and development at Rémy Cointreau.

Piana had held his role as senior vice president of spirits marketing at Pernod Ricard USA since 2007. Prior to that, he was senior vice president at Moet Hennessy USA.

Further details of the appointment were not immediately available.