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Syl Saller

Chief Mktg Officer/Mktg & Innovation/Diageo

I am the Chief Marketing Officer for Diageo and a member of Diageo’s Executive Committee.

Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business operating in 180 countries with a collection of over 400 brands brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness. I oversee all Global Marketing, Design, Innovation, the Futures Group, and Reserve, Diageo’s luxury division, worldwide.

Before being appointed CMO, I held the position of Diageo’s Global Innovation Director, responsible for Diageo’s innovation strategy, including all new product development, launch programmes and R&D. Prior to that, I was Marketing Director for Diageo Great Britain.

I joined Diageo in 1999 from Allied Domecq Retail where I was Marketing Development Director. I started my career in brand management with Gillette, holding both US and global roles, before moving to the Holson Burnes Group, where I was General Manager of the Holson Division.

I previously held the position as a Non-Executive director of Domino’s Pizza Group plc where I chaired the Nominations committee and served on the RemCo. I'm currently a member of the 30 Club, the Marketing Group of Great Britain, Women in Advertising and Communications of London (WACL) and a Fellow of the Marketing Society.

I graduated from the Harvard Business School, am married and have with two grown up children.

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