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Albert Baladi

President, International
Food and Nutrition
Beam Suntory Inc.
United States of America


Albert Baladi serves as President, International of Beam Suntory, the world’s third largest premium spirits company. Baladi joined Beam Suntory in March 2011 as President, EMEA and became President of the International region, combining EMEA and Asia Pacific markets, in 2015. Baladi is a proven business leader with a highly diverse background encompassing nearly 25 years international business, operations, brand and marketing experience for several public world-renowned consumer companies. Prior to joining Beam, Baladi served as Managing Director, South Pacific, for Yum! Restaurants International in Sydney, Australia. In this position, he led their $1.5 billion retail sales business across more than 1,000 KFC and Pizza Hut locations in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to this position, he served in 2007 as Chief Operations and Development Officer in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining Yum!, Baladi worked in the beverage industry for PepsiCo International from 1994 – 2007 in various marketing and general manager roles with increasing responsibility. His final position with PepsiCo from 2004 – 2007 was General Manager, Pepsi-Lipton International, with operations in over 30 countries. From 1987 – 1993, Baladi worked for Procter & Gamble in a variety of marketing and brand management positions, based in Switzerland and France. Baladi holds a preparatory degree from the Ecole Polytechnique Lausanne and received his business degree from HEC Lausanne, both located in Switzerland. He, his wife, Rana, and two children reside in Madrid, Spain.

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