"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
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.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer & President-North America
Marc andre tousignant
SVP, Chief Financial Officer
SVP, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer
SVP, General Counsel and Secretary
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
SVP, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
SVP, Advisor to the CEO
Matthew J. Shattock is Chairman & CEO of Beam Suntory Inc., the world’s third largest premium spirits company. He joined Beam in March 2009 as President & CEO and led the company’s successful growth strategy transformation, emergence as a stand-alone public company in 2011, acquisition by Suntory Holdings Limited in 2014 and the subsequent integration of the Beam and Suntory spirits businesses.
Shattock is responsible for some of the world’s most iconic spirits brands, including Jim Beam, Yamazaki, Maker’s Mark and Courvoisier, more than 20 production and commercial facilities around the world, and a global team of approximately 4,000 employees.
Shattock is a veteran leader in the global consumer packaged goods industry with both U.S. and global business experience. Prior to joining Beam, he spent six years at Cadbury plc, where he led their businesses first in The Americas and then in the Europe Middle East & Africa region.
Prior to Cadbury, Shattock spent 16 years at Unilever, an international manufacturer of food, home care and personal care products. Here he held brand development and general management positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in his role as Chief Operating Officer of Unilever Best Foods North America.
Shattock serves on the Board of Directors of both Suntory Holdings and VF Corporation.
Shattock earned a bachelor of arts degree with honors from Durham University and also served as a tank troop commander in the British Army. He, his wife, Sue, and three children reside in the Chicago area.
What is your leadership philosophy?
Matt: I believe that any team of people is capable of achieving anything if they want it enough. Our job as leaders is to set direction and inspire and enable our people to get there, the right way. And, to do so remembering that none of us is as good as all of us.
What was your first job?
Matt: My first full-time job was as an officer in the British Army. It taught me the power of leadership and teamwork.
What do you like to do with your free time outside of work? Hobbies etc.
Matt: I love spending time with my family – whether watching my kids play sports, hiking together down a desert trail or sitting around the kitchen table sharing stories of our week.
What’s your Beam drink of choice?
Matt: Beam Black with Ginger.
If you could have drinks with any person (living or dead) who would you choose?
Matt: Winston Churchill. He was an incredible leader who refused to give up on what was right and inspired steadfast resolve in the British people during such a difficult period in history. I’d love to soak up his wisdom over a glass of Courvoisier.
How do you Unleash your Spirit?
Matt:People are our winning competitive edge, and I draw my inspiration from them. Whether breathing in the sweet air of our distilleries or interacting with a customer in one of the world’s great cities, these moments are made special by the remarkable colleagues who work tirelessly every day to craft the spirits brands that stir the world. So I unleash my spirit through our teams, who are committed to Dreaming Big, Growing for Good, and winning in the marketplace as an unstoppable force in our industry. I consider it an honor and a privilege to lead this company and its people.