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

    President, International

  • Tim Hassett

    President, Americas

  • 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

  • John Owen

    SVP, Chief Financial Officer

  • Kent Rose

    SVP, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary

Clarkson Hine

SVP, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs


What is your leadership philosophy?

Clarkson: Lead by example.

What was your first job?

Clarkson: I mowed lawns during the summer.

What do you like to do with your free time outside of work? Hobbies etc.

Clarkson: Golf. And golf. Did I mention golf?

What’s your Beam drink of choice?

Clarkson: Knob Creek on the rocks.

If you could have drinks with any person (living or dead) who would you choose?

Clarkson: My wife, preferably at a beach bar.

How do you Unleash your Spirit?

Name: I joined Fortune Brands, the predecessor company of Beam Suntory, 18 years ago, and over that time I’ve seen this business grow up and transform itself into a global leader. Sometimes people ask me why I’ve stayed so long with one company. For me, it comes down to three things: a dynamic industry with enduring growth prospects, amazing brands with unmatched heritage, and most importantly, great people determined to win. It’s inspiring to see how our teams execute our strategy, and I learn from them every day.
So I unleash my spirit by telling the stories of our brands, people and company to all our stakeholders – internally, externally, authentically and passionately. It’s been an incredible journey helping to reinvent this company, create something new, and forge a common culture united by similar core values. Beam Suntory has built tremendous reputational strength, and I look forward to helping bring to life the next chapter in our company’s proud history. I have a feeling it’s going to be a good one!



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