"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
Hiroshi Miyamori serves as SVP, Advisor to the CEO of Beam Suntory Inc., the world’s third largest premium spirits company. Appointed to this executive leadership role in April 2015, Miyamori acts as a primary liaison between Suntory Holdings and Beam Suntory Inc. leadership personnel. This role provides key executive support to Beam Suntory CEO Matt Shattock, managing the preparation and outcomes of Beam Suntory Executive Leadership Team meetings, while facilitating effective communication with Suntory Holdings. In addition to serving on the Executive Leadership Team, Miyamori sits on the Board of Beam Suntory.
In June of 2014, Miyamori relocated to Beam Suntory’s Deerfield, Ill. headquarters to support the integration of Suntory and Beam’s brand portfolio as VP, Global Marketing – Suntory Brands. With his extensive experience in marketing, Miyamori continues to play a key role in helping Beam Suntory establish the Japanese whisky category globally.
Miyamori brings breadth and depth of experience to his role, having run Suntory’s spirits and wine business in Europe, led the integration of Orangina Schweppes into Suntory, and managed Supply Chain for Orangina Schweppes as Executive Vice President & Group Operations Director. In his 30-year career at Suntory, Miyamori has spent half that time outside of Japan in key roles in London, Barcelona, Bangkok and Deerfield.
Miyamori received his Bachelor of Economics degree from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. He loves classical music and is an avid follower of the Lyric Opera and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He and his wife reside in Evanston, Ill.
How do you Unleash your Spirit?
Name: The history of Japanese whisky started more than 90 years ago with a dream of one young man. His name was Shinjiro Torii, a founder of Suntory. In 1923, Shinjiro started building the first whisky distillery in Japan in Yamazaki. Many people around him opposed to the decision, but he had a firm conviction of success and went forward the business with “Yatte Minahare” spirit.
In 1990’s when I assigned to export and market Suntory’s whiskies outside of Japan, the first response was unfavorable. The FAQs was “Japanese whisky? Never heard it. Is it something like Japanese sake (rice wines)?” The Japan team including myself continued the efforts by telling the history, heritage and quality with the “Yatte Minahare” spirit, but the difficult situation lasted long.
Since the establishment of Beam Suntory, the popularity of Japanese whiskies has exploded, thanks to the great efforts, commitment and professionalship of our Beam Suntory team! The legacy two companies were successfully merged as both had a common company value. “Unleash Your Spirit” is an English equivalent of the “Yatte Minahare” spirit.