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B-F announces new travel retail appointments

Brown-Forman’s Global Travel Retail, India, Middle East & Africa (GTR IMEA) region has announced several new appointments effective immediately.

Tim Young (pictured) has been named the marketing director, Global Travel Retail- India, Middle East, and Africa.  Young, was previously the marketing director, Global Travel Retail. He will now be responsible for leading the company’s marketing activities throughout travel retail and all markets in India, the Middle East and Africa.  Young will continue to be based in London.

Jeannine Wise (pictured below) has been promoted to marketing director, Global Travel Retail based in Louisville.  Prior to this assignment, she has been responsible for creating global promotions and portfolio plans for Brown-Forman’s Travel Retail business as the brand portfolio manager, Global Travel Retail.

Ben Marmor has been named director finance and strategy, Global Travel Retail, India, the Middle East & Africa responsible for all financial and strategy aspects for both regions.  Marmor joined GTR IMEA from the company’s North America region.

Suanna Leslie has been promoted to the role of senior finance manager, Global Travel Retail, where she will continue her financial leadership of the Global Travel Retail organization.  Leslie will continue to be based in Louisville.

Sorcha Breen joined Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail in the company’s Dubai office with responsibility for implementing activities in the Persian Gulf area.

Commenting on the new appointments, Jim Perry, senior VP, MD, Global Travel Retail, India, Middle East & Africa said: “That with these appointments we are adding additional finance and marketing focus to the company’s travel retail operations and building a strong foundation from which we intend to grow our presence in the channel.” 

Brown-Forman Corporation brands include Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Canadian Mist, Korbel, Gentleman Jack, el Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, New Mix, Tuaca, and Woodford Reserve.  Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,000 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide

30 July 2013 - Felicity Murray