Two new directors elected to Bacardi board
Bacardi has announced two new directors have been elected to serve on the companys board of directors.
The newly elected directors, Georgia Garinois-Melenikiotou and Patrice Louvet were elected to the board at the companys annual general meeting in Bermuda on July 12.
Ms Garinois-Melenikiotou, 52, is the senior vice-president of corporate marketing for Estée Lauder, a role she has held since April 2010. Ms Garinois-Melenikiotou joined Estée Lauder after a 26-year career with Johnson & Johnson, where she held various global leadership positions for more than 20 years.
She was named one of the 2011 AdvertisingAge Women to Watch. She is a Fulbright scholar and holds a masters degree in Management from MIT Sloan School of Management and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Polytechnic of Athens.
Mr Louvet, 47, is currently president of global grooming and shave care for Procter & Gamble (P&G), with responsibility for the global Gillette Shaving business. Prior to this role, Mr Louvet served as president of global prestige, with responsibility for P&Gs SK II skin care, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss fragrances.
Mr Louvet began his 23-year career with P&G in marketing in France in 1989. He holds a masters degree in Business Administration from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris and from the University of Illinois.
These two highly accomplished professionals bring expertise in the management of global luxury brands and consumer packaged goods to the Bacardi Limited board of directors, said Facundo Bacardi, chairman of family-owned Bacardi Limited and a fifth generation Bacardi family member.
The new board members replace Melanie Healey (elected in 2008) and Philip Shearer (elected in 2006) who are retiring from the board.
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