Current Pernod Ricard UK CEO Laurent Pillet will remain in his post until 1 January 2019

Pernod Ricard UK CEO Laurent Pillet is leaving his role to lead the spirits giant’s business in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Pillet, who took over Pernod’s UK operations in 2016, will remain in his post until 1 January 2019, when he will be replaced as UK MD by David Haworth, who is currently MD for Pernod in Germany & Western Europe. Haworth will report to the business’ chairman and EMEA & LATAM CEO Gilles Bogaert.

The Gin Hub, Pernod’s dedicated gin division, which it set up in 2017, will also fall under Haworth’s brief. Its current MD, Sophie Gallois, is leaving the company, and will be replaced by Pernod’s current MD for Ireland, Louise Ryan.

Prior to his tenure as UK CEO, Pillet headed up the business in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Pernod Ricard did not comment on the changes.