Brown-Forman’s Tony McIver announces retirement

26th November, 2015 by Kristiane Sherry

Tony McIver, Brown-Forman’s highly regarded Middle East representative, has announced his retirement from the company effective 30 June 2016.

Tony McIver is retiring from Brown-Forman following a 20-year career with the company

Tony McIver is retiring from Brown-Forman following a 20-year career with the company

McIver’s 20-year career with Brown-Forman saw him build the company’s regional operation from a one-person entity based in Dubai to a team working across the Middle East and North Africa.

Brown-Forman describes his work building brands in the region as “instrumental”, and he was the “driving force” behind the world’s first Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill at Dubai Airport.

McIver, along with his family, will relocate from Dubai to Dublin in the summer.

“I want to personally thank Tony for his years of friendship and patient mentoring. He is a true friend and gentleman,” said Jim Perry, senior vice president for India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA) and Caribbean, Central and South America (CCSA). Perry also praised McIver for his contributions to the success of Brown-Forman in the region and his steady influence within the organisation.

Robinson Brown IV, who currently holds the role of North America territory manager for Florida, will replace McIver. He will begin his new role overseeing Brown-Forman’s IMEA business from Dubai on 31 March 2016.

Also changing roles is Tim Young, currently marketing director for IMEA. He will retain this region and add CCSA markets to his responsibilities.

The CCSA marketing function was formerly managed by Matias Bentel, who will become Brown-Forman’s country manager for Mexico.

Both Young and Bentel’s new roles are effective 1 January 2016.

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