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William Grant & Sons has promoted one of its senior executives to the role of managing director and president of its US division.

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The appointment of Jonathan Yusen, currently the company's senior US marketing VP, was announced by the UK-headquartered group today (16 April). Yusen replaces Simon Hunt, who was recently promoted to the newly-created role of the group's chief commercial officer, the Glenfiddich distiller said. 

William Grant & Sons’ CEO, Stella David, said: “His (Yusen's) extensive senior management experience, commercial understanding and collaborative approach will help him to drive the brand growth agenda in the US and I look forward to working with him as we continue to expand our US business which will continue to be a key area of focus for us." 

Yusen has also been responsible for marketing in Mexico and Canada and was general manager for the group's Canada division. 

Prior to joining William Grant & Sons, Yusen held management roles with Allied Domecq, Malibu Kahlua and General Mills. 

Last October, privately-owned William Grant & Sons reported a drop in full-year operating profits, after a 9% rise in sales


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