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

Kent Rose

SVP, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary

Kent Rose serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary for Beam Suntory, the world’s third largest premium spirits company. Rose has served in this role since 2001 and is responsible for oversight of the company’s legal, intellectual property, compliance and risk management strategies and initiatives.

His previous experience includes 15 years at Fortune Brands, Inc., where a significant portion of his time was devoted to Beam’s legal and business issues. During that time, Rose held several positions including Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, and Associate General Counsel. Rose also worked as an Associate Attorney for Chadbourne & Parke and Day, Berry & Howard, corporate law firms in the Metro New York area.

Rose is a graduate of Lawrence University. He earned his Juris Doctor at Boston University and his Masters in Government at Harvard University.

Rose resides in Northbrook, Ill., with his family.

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