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Pernod Ricard Korea appoints new CEO

French spirits-maker Pernod Ricard has appointed Jean Touboul as its next chief executive in Korea, the company said Wednesday.

Touboul, who is the current managing director of Pernod Ricard Taiwan, will take office on Sept. 1 to replace Jean-Manuel Spriet.

Touboul joined the group in 2004, and joined the headquarters in 2011 as vice president of financial communication and investors relations. 

 
Jean Touboul (Pernod Ricard Korea)
Jean Touboul (Pernod Ricard Korea)

He took up his post in Taiwan in October 2014.

At an internal town hall with the Korean staff on Wednesday, Touboul said, “Pernod Ricard Korea is the pioneer of the domestic premium scotch whisky market. We have a great potential to grow with our deep and large portfolio and continuous brand innovations supported by (a) strong and committed team,” according to the company.

Meanwhile, former managing director Jean-Manuel Spriet will be leaving Pernod Ricard after 26 years with the group.

By Won Ho-jung (hjwon@heraldcorp.com)
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