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Conor McQuaid to leave Irish Distillers

Irish Distillers' current Chairman and Chief Executive Conor McQuaid is leaving the Dublin distillery to take up the role of Executive Vice President Corporate Communication, S&R and Public Affairs at Pernod Ricard's Paris Headquarters.

 

Irish Distillers' Chief Executive and Chairman Conor McQuaid is leaving the company to take up the role of Executive Vice President Corporate Communication, S&R and Public Affairs at Pernod Ricard's Paris Headquarters.

Irish Distillers’ Chief Executive and Chairman Conor McQuaid is leaving the company to take up the role of Executive Vice President Corporate Communication, S&R and Public Affairs at Pernod Ricard’s Paris Headquarters.

The newly-created global role brings together Corporate Communication, S&R and Public Affairs under one role for the first time in Pernod Ricard and he’ll report to Pernod Ricard’s Chairman and Chief Executive Alexandre Ricard.

Conor originally joined Irish Distillers in 1998, serving as its Chairman and Chief Executive since July 1st, 2018.

Sales of Jameson Irish whiskey hit their highest-ever half-yearly volume at 5.8 million cases (up 22%) in the first six months of Irish Distillers’ present financial year to December the 31st 2021.

Here at home, both Jameson and Irish Distillers’ prestige portfolio of whiskeys enjoyed a strong performance with Jameson recording 13% volume growth compared to the same period here last year.

Connor’s to be replaced by Nodjame Fouad, currently President and Chief Executive of Pernod Ricard Japan. Nodjame Fouad has worked in various roles across the Pernod Ricard group for almost 10 years including senior roles in The Absolut Company and Global Travel Retail.

She’ll take up the Irish role on July the 1st, 2022.

 

 

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