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Stoli Group has appointed Damian McKinney as CEO.

Stoli Groups new international CEO, Damian McKinney, is the former owner of a management consultancy business in the UK

Stoli Group's new international CEO, Damian McKinney, is the former owner of a management consultancy business in the UK

McKinney, who ran his own UK management consultancy business until 2017, will lead Stoli under the title of global CEO, Stoli said today. Dan Buttling, who was promoted from Stoli Group CMO in April, will continue to head up the Stolichnaya brand owner's North American business, reporting to McKinney.

The appointment of a North America head and a global CEO mirrors a previous leadership strategy from Stoli Group. When then-CEO Hugues Pietrini exited the company in May last year, Stoli divided his responsibilities between Rudy Costello, who took charge of the US and Canada until his departure at some point before April, and international distribution MD Andreas Ioannides.

"I am honoured to serve as Stoli Group CEO, a brand for which I share the passion with the Stoli team and brand enthusiasts worldwide," McKinney said. "With a strong global presence, a long history of outstanding quality, and an emerging ultra-premium spirits portfolio, Stoli Group is primed for exponential growth across the globe."

CORRECTION: This article originally stated that McKinney would head up Stoli Group's international operations and Buttling its North American business. McKinney will lead all operations with Buttling reporting to McKinney as the company's North America head.

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Sectors: HR – personnel, Spirits

Companies: Stolichnaya

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