Albert Baladi has served as President & CEO of Beam Suntory since April 2019. Beam Suntory, owned by Suntory Holdings of Japan, is a world leader in premium spirits with $5 billion in global sales, 4,700 employees worldwide and loved brands like Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon, Courvoisier cognac and Hibiki Japanese Whisky.
Previously, Baladi held the dual role of Beam Suntory’s Chief Operating Officer and President North America region. Baladi joined Beam Suntory in March 2011 as President, Europe Middle East Africa, and became President of the International region in 2015.
Prior to joining Beam Suntory, Baladi worked at Yum! Restaurants International. He previously worked at PepsiCo in marketing and general management roles of increasing responsibility, ultimately serving as General Manager, Pepsi-Lipton International. Early in his career, Baladi worked for Procter & Gamble in a variety of marketing and brand management positions, based in Switzerland and France.
Baladi serves on the CEO Group of the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), a not-for-profit organization supported by the leading global beer, wine and spirits producers.
Baladi lived in seven countries throughout his career and is fluent in four languages. He holds a preparatory degree from École Polytechnique Lausanne, and received his business degree from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland in 1987. He and his wife Rana are the parents of two daughters.