Suntory is making an executive change

Suntory is making an executive change

Suntory Holdings has appointed a new COO to the corporate development department of its beverage & food unit.

Haruhisa Inada will take the role on 1 March, replacing Nobuhiro Torii, a company spokesperson told just drinks today (26 February). Torii will continue in his post as president of Suntory Beverage & Food Limited, which he had held alongside the COO position, the spokesperson said.

Inada previously worked as a managing director at investment bank Merrill Lynch, the spokesperson said.

In December, Suntory said it is set to return to Brazil's spirits market after an eight-year absence.