Pernod Ricard has announced the appointments of Francisco de la Vega as Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Swiss and Olivier Cavil as his replacement as Communications Vice-President of Pernod Ricard.
Olivier Cavil is currently Communications Director of G.H. Mumm & Perrier-Jou?t and both appointments are effective from August 3, 2009.
Francisco de la Vega, 54, has a Masters in Business Management and a French postgraduate diploma (DESS) in Marketing at La Sorbonne. Following seven years marketing and sales experience at Lesieur and Mars Group, he joined Pernod Ricard in 1987 where he successively held the positions of Head of Group Alcohol Marketing and then Marketing Director during seven years.
In 1997, he became Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Canada before being appointed Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Argentina. Since 2003, he has been Communications Vice-President of Pernod Ricard.
Olivier Cavil, 36, is graduated from IEP (Paris) and has a French postgraduatediploma (DESS) in Marketing. After five years within TBWA as Account Director for ABSOLUT Vodka, Olivier worked for Nicolas Feuillatte Champagnes for three years as Communications Manager. Then in 2004, he joined Allied Domecq as Communications Director for G.H Mumm & Perrier-Jou?t, a position he has held in Pernod Ricard since 2005.