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Beam Suntory names chief diversity officer

Jamey Martin has joined Beam Suntory as its chief diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) officer.

Beam Suntory's new chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, Jamey Martin
Prior to joining Beam Suntory, Martin worked for 15 years at Mondelēz International

US firm Beam Suntory builds upon its foundations of diversity, equity, and inclusion by appointing Martin to lead a team that will work in close partnership across talent acquisition and management, employee learning and development and global employee impact groups.

Martin will look to make an impact across the company’s three-pillar DEI strategy of workplace, workforce, and marketplace.

“I know the leadership team is fully committed to the company’s DEI journey and building a culture where diverse backgrounds and perspectives are highly valued and integrated across all facets of the business,” Martin said. “I’m excited to get started and am truly energised by the potential impact I can have on our shared goals.”

Martin will report directly to Paula Erickson, senior vice-president and chief people, culture and communications officer, with a dotted line to Beam Suntory president and CEO Greg Hughes.

She joins Beam Suntory following a 15-year career at Mondelēz International, serving as the company’s senior director, global DEI. While there, she led DEI-focused sponsorship, leadership development and employee training programmes. 

“Diversity, equity and inclusion is a foundational imperative in everything we do and key to fostering an inclusive and winning culture, unlocking innovation and harnessing our full potential,” Hughes added.

“Jamey has deep experience in workplace transformation and driving culture change and will be a great strategic partner to our global teams.”

Prior to Mondelēz International, Martin held HR roles at Wyeth Consumer Healthcare and Anheuser-Busch.

In other Beam Suntory news, the company recently agreed to sell Courvoisier Cognac to Campari Group for US$1.2 billion.

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