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

Hiroshi Miyamori

SVP, Advisor to the CEO


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.



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