Toru Miyanaga serves as SVP, Advisor to the CEO and Global RTD Development for Beam Suntory, a world leader in premium spirits, reporting directly to the company’s CEO. In this role, Miyanaga acts as primary liaison between the Suntory Holdings and Beam Suntory Inc. leadership teams, enabling the company to capitalize on its East-meets-West competitive advantage. He also stewards Beam Suntory’s long-term global ambitions in the ready-to-drink category, working across the business to accelerate Beam Suntory’s footprint in this space. With an extensive background in the industry, and expertise in finance, he also brings immense value and a unique point-of-view to the Beam Suntory Executive Leadership Team, especially as the business looks towards achieving its ambitious global 2030 goals.
Miyanaga previously held leadership roles within the Beam Suntory finance organization from 2014-2018, including VP – Global Finance and VP – Finance, Tax & Treasury. He also joined the Beam Suntory Board of Directors in 2019.
In his nearly 30-year career with Suntory, Miyanaga has built deep experience across business functions and categories. Most recently as Executive Officer, Division COO of Global Business Development at Suntory, he served as an operational, cultural, and communications bridge and in supporting work in the exciting and important RTD category.
Miyanaga received his Bachelor of Economics degree from Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan. He enjoys reading and music, and resides in Chicago, Illinois.