A Note from Our CEO

"We're driving momentum for our business with a strategy focused on three simple platforms: Creating Famous Brands...Building Winning Markets...and Fueling Our Growth. We see a bright and prosperous future as a global leader in the dynamic spirits industry."

-- Matt Shattock, Chairman and CEO

Vision and Strategy

Our Vision: Crafting Spirits that Stir the World

Our Strategy: We seek to outperform our market with a strategy focused on our three simple strategic platforms of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth.


Our vision and strategy is underpinned by our Winning Competitive Edge – our people who operate day in and day out in a culture that embraces entrepreneurial thinking … encourages creative, innovative solutions … and emphasizes a collaborative mindset.

Leadership Team

  • Matt Shattock

    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

  • Albert Baladi

    Chief Operating Officer and President, Americas

  • Pryce Greenow

    President, International

  • Sho Semba

    SVP, Japan

  • Rebecca Messina

    Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

  • Paula Erickson

    SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Clarkson Hine

    SVP, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs

  • David Hunter

    SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer

  • Hiroshi Miyamori

    SVP, Advisor to the CEO

  • Marc Andre Tousignant

    SVP, Chief Financial Officer

  • Todd Bloomquist

    SVP, General Counsel and Secretary

  • Vince Ambrosino

    SVP Chief Strategy & Technology Officer

Albert Baladi

Chief Operating Officer and President, Americas

Albert Baladi serves as Chief Operating Officer and President, Americas at Beam Suntory, the world’s third largest premium spirits company. Baladi joined Beam Suntory in March 2011 as President, EMEA and became President of the International region, combining EMEA and Asia Pacific markets, in 2015. Baladi is a proven business leader with a highly diverse background encompassing nearly 30 years international business, operations, brand and marketing experience for several public world-renowned consumer companies. Prior to joining Beam, Baladi served as Managing Director, South Pacific, for Yum! Restaurants International in Sydney, Australia. In this position, he led their $1.5 billion retail sales business across more than 1,000 KFC and Pizza Hut locations in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to this position, he served in 2007 as Chief Operations and Development Officer in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining Yum!, Baladi worked in the beverage industry for PepsiCo International from 1994 – 2007 in various marketing and general manager roles with increasing responsibility. His final position with PepsiCo from 2004 – 2007 was General Manager, Pepsi-Lipton International, with operations in over 30 countries. From 1987 – 1993, Baladi worked for Procter & Gamble in a variety of marketing and brand management positions, based in Switzerland and France. Baladi holds a preparatory degree from the Ecole Polytechnique Lausanne and received his business degree from HEC Lausanne, both located in Switzerland. His two daughters attend university in Boston and New York. He and his wife, Rana, are in the process of relocating to Chicago.

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