Deerfield, Illinois, August 26, 2014 – Beam Suntory Inc., one of the world’s leading spirits companies, today announced the appointment of Mauricio Restrepo, 50, as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Restrepo will join Beam Suntory from SABMiller, where he currently serves as Regional Finance Director for the brewer’s European business. He has previously been the company’s CFO – Latin America, and CFO of its Grupo Empresarial Bavaria subsidiary based in Colombia. Prior to entering the beverage alcohol business, Restrepo held commercial and finance positions of increasing responsibility at Random House, South American automaker SOFASA, and JP Morgan.
“Mauricio is a highly experienced international finance leader whose background includes 12 years in the beverage alcohol industry,” said Matt Shattock, Chairman and CEO of Beam Suntory. “During his career, Mauricio has collaborated closely with commercial and operating teams to achieve financial and strategic goals. He has been a leader in developing successful growth strategies, driving margin expansion, and building the capabilities of his teams, and I am confident he will be an excellent fit for Beam Suntory.”
Restrepo will join Beam Suntory early in the fourth quarter. He will have responsibility for the global finance organization, including accounting & reporting, financial planning & analysis, treasury, tax, controls, audit, global business services and information technology. He will serve on the Beam Suntory Executive Leadership Team as well as the Beam Suntory Board of Directors, and will report to Shattock.
About Beam Suntory Inc.
As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the flagship Jim Beam bourbon and Yamazaki Japanese whisky, as well as world renowned premium brands including Maker’s Mark and Knob Creek bourbons, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Sauza tequila, Pinnacle vodka, and Midori liqueur. The company generates annual worldwide sales of approximately $4.6 billion excluding excise taxes.
Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and entrepreneurial culture. Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.