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

  • John Owen

    SVP, Chief Financial Officer

  • Kent Rose

    SVP, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary

John Owen

SVP, Chief Financial Officer

John Owen serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Beam Suntory. Owen came to Beam following a 30-year career in supply chain, operations, business transformation, strategy and finance career with Avon Products, Inc. Most recently, Owen served as the company’s SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer and was responsible for Beam Suntory's operations, including 20 distilleries, bottling plants and operating units throughout the world, as well as the company's supply chain, procurement, quality and technical services.

Prior to his role in operations and supply chain, Owen served from 2004 to 2006 as SVP and President Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with full P&L responsibility for 32 diverse markets and total revenue of $2.3 billion. From 2002 to 2004, Owen held the role of SVP Business Transformation. In his first 20 years with the company, Owen served in a number of finance leadership positions with increasing responsibility, including Group VP Corporate Finance, responsible for the controllership function, as well as CFO North America.

Owen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Siena College located in Albany, N.Y., and received his Master of Business Administration degree from Pace University in White Plains, N.Y.

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