New CEO and Chairman Appointed to Irish Distillers

Jean Christophe Coutures

Irish Distillers has confirmed the appointment of Conor McQuaid as Chairman and CEO, replacing the outgoing Jean-Christophe Coutures.

Mr. Coutures will leave his current role to take up a new position as Chairman and CEO of Chivas Brothers, the scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, parent company of Irish Distillers.

Mr. McQuaid, who currently serves as EVP Global Business Development at Pernod Ricard, joined Irish Distillers as Regional Manager for Southern Europe in 1998, and has worked across the Pernod Ricard group for almost 20 years. He will take up the role as Chairman and CEO of Irish Distillers on July 1st, 2018.

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