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Stoli Group names new global CEO

Spirits producer Stoli Group has appointed Damian McKinney as its global CEO.

Damian McKinney is Stoli Group’s new global CEO

Stoli Group said McKinney brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the spirits industry to the position.

“I am honoured to serve as Stoli Group CEO, a brand for which I share the passion with the Stoli team and brand enthusiasts worldwide,” said McKinney.

“With a strong global presence, a long history of outstanding quality, and an emerging ultra-premium spirits portfolio, Stoli Group is primed for exponential growth across the globe.”

McKinney is a Keeper of the Quaich and helped to transform the Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky brand.

Kenya-born McKinney is also the founder of global consultancy McKinney Rogers, which he began in 1999 and sold in 2017.

Stoli Group is part of Luxembourg-based SPI Group. The group’s portfolio of spirits include Stolichnaya Vodka, Bayou Rum and Cenote Tequila.

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