Pernod Ricard appoint Irish Distillers chairman to board

The Board of Directors of Pernod Ricard, meeting today in Paris under the chairmanship of Patrick Ricard, have appointed the Chairman and CEO of Irish Distillers Alexandre Ricard to their board.

Alexandre Ricard, has been the Chairman and CEO of Irish Distillers since July 2008.

A French national, 37 years old Mr Ricard is a graduate of ESCP and Wharton University of Pennsylvania (MA in International Studies and MBA in Finance Entrepreneurship).

He joined the Group in 2003 to work for the holding company, as part of the Audit and Development department and was appointed Finance and Administration Director of Irish Distillers at end 2004, and subsequently Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Asia Duty Free in September 2006.

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