Top 10 women in the spirits industry

16th September, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Stella David

Stella-DavidStella David is the CEO of UK drinks group William Grant & Sons –  producer of Hendrick’s Gin and Glenddich Scotch whisky – the world’s best-selling single malt.

Since joining the group in 2009 after spending 15 years at Bacardi, David has seen William Grant retain what she claims is its “long-term vision”, helping it to top sales of £1 billion for three years running.

However, speaking to The Spirits Business earlier this year, David said financial results are not the long-term goal and that she aims to “build the business without dancing to the tune of other companies.”

One of the few women in the world to head an international drinks group, David has helped steer both innovation and growth in the spirits world.

2 Responses to “Top 10 women in the spirits industry”

  1. Abhinav meherish says:

    Why is abiti sankarnarayanan not featured in this article ?

  2. John Lamond says:

    What about Elizabeth Usher, the first Scotch Whisky blender?
    or Kirsteen Canpbell at Edrington?
    or Stephanie Macleod at Dewar’s?
    or Margaret Mary Clarke at Inver House?

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