Byravee Iyer
Jul 15, 2015

Diageo's James Thompson named CMO of North America

GLOBAL - Diageo has promoted James Thompson, currently managing director of Global Reserve, to chief marketing and innovation officer for North America, effective 1 August.

Thompson will move to head marketing in Diageo's most profitable region

Thompson’s appointment follows Peter McDonough’s resignation after almost nine years with the company. Thompson will report to the president, Diageo North America and will be a member of the North America executive team.

“James brings with him a unique breadth of experience, having held a range of marketing, general and commercial management roles during his two decades within Diageo,” said Syl Saller, Diageo’s global chief marketing officer. “His strength in leadership, creative rigour...

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