Beam Suntory appoints ‘high impact’ Jamey Martin as Chief DE&I Officer

By Kristiane Sherry |

Jamey Martin Beam Suntory

Jamey Martin has been appointed Chief DE&I officer at Beam Suntory

Spirits group Beam Suntory has named Jamey Martin its Chief DE&I Officer as it seeks to further accelerate its long-term diversity, equity and inclusion commitments.

Martin will be responsible for making impact across the company’s three-pronged DE&I strategy: Workplace, Workforce and Marketplace.

She will lead a DE&I team that works alongside talent acquisition, management, employee learning and development, and global employee impact groups.

Martin reports to Paula Erickson, Senior Vice President and Chief People, Culture & Communications Officer. She also has a “dotted line” to Greg Hughes, President and CEO.

She joins Beam Suntory following a 15-year career at Mondelēz International where she serves as Senior Director, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

At Mondelēz she was credited with leading DE&I-focused sponsorship, leadership development and training programmes across 91,000 team members.

Martin has also held various leadership roles in HR, providing guidance to commercial, finance, supply chain and manufacturing teams.

Prior to joining Mondelēz, she worked in HR positions at Wyeth Consumer Healthcare and Anheuser Busch.

Jamey Martin a ‘high impact leader’

“Diversity, equity and inclusion is a foundational imperative in everything we do and key to fostering an inclusive and winning culture, unlocking innovation and harnessing our full potential,” said Hughes.

“Jamey has deep experience in workplace transformation and driving culture change and will be a great strategic partner to our global teams.”

Erickson added: “We are thrilled to welcome Jamey to our Beam Suntory family.

“She is a transformative, high-impact leader with the talents and expertise that will add so much value to our efforts as we further build an inclusive and winning culture where everyone can succeed and Unleash Their Spirit.”

Martin commented: “Beam Suntory has an incredible, premium brand portfolio that deeply connects and engages with consumers all over the world.

“I know the leadership team is fully committed to the company’s DEI journey and building a culture where diverse backgrounds and perspectives are highly valued and integrated across all facets of the business. 

“I’m excited to get started and am truly energised by the potential impact I can have on our shared goals.”

Speaking at the recent TR Sustainability Week, Winnie Chng, Beam Suntory’s Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, APAC & International, said the business has “committed ambitious goals and investments to promote positive change”.

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