Staff Reporters
May 30, 2013

Diageo's James Thompson elevated to global role

ASIA-PACIFIC - James Thompson, chief marketing officer for Diageo Asia-Pacific since 2007, has been promoted to a global role as managing director, Diageo Reserve.

A Diageo statement said the region’s net sales virtually tripled in size during Thompson's tenure, which included marketing tactics such as the opening of the Johnnie Walker Houses in Shanghai and Beijing, the launch of “The Voyager” and the introduction of John Walker and Sons’ Odyssey.

Thompson's experience in both the luxury and emerging markets will put him in a good position to lead Diageo’s luxury spirits portfolio, according to the...

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