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

Rebecca Messina

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

What is your leadership philosophy?

Rebecca: I believe leaders are here to help an organization close the gap between its vision and what is currently possible. I try to do that by meeting people where they are and bringing out the best in each of them.

What was your first job?

Rebecca: I taught tennis in our local tennis program and served as a Spanish interpreter for local farmers in the area. My first job after University was as an intern at The Coca-Cola Company.

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

Rebecca: I love to spend time with family and friends and I love to bring people together in our favorite place in the world, Sicily. I also love to mentor others and stay healthy thru exercise.

What’s your Beam Suntory drink of choice?

Rebecca:This is like asking who your favorite child is! I love Basil Hayden, in a cocktail someone else makes for me! The best kind!

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

Rebecca:I would love to sit down with Martin Luther King Jr. His courage, his vision and his ability to galvanize others, literally changed the trajectory of our country.

How do you Unleash your Spirit?

Name: Beam Suntory has given me the opportunity to lead an incredible global marketing organization, and the chance to take beloved brands into truly global icons. I am moved by People, growth and brands and Beam Suntory has the best of all 3! Every day I pinch myself for this great opportunity. I am truly grateful.

Back To Bio