The drinks company has appointed GREG HUGHES as President, North America. Hughes is a veteran consumer products executive who is currently Beam Suntory’s General Manager for North America. He joined the company in 2O15 as General Manager, U.S. and has more than 25 years of consumer packaged goods experience in management, marketing and commercial roles. Prior to Beam Suntory, Hughes had jobs of increasing responsibility at Procter & Gamble, Bel Brands USA and Kraft Foods, where he rose to the position of Vice President of Marketing. He will assume responsibility for the North America region from ALBERT BALADI, who was named the next President & CEO of Beam Suntory, effective April 1.