Spirits group Pernod Ricard has appointed Emmanuel Babeau as chief financial officer with effect from June 1.

Babeau, who replaces Laurent Lacassagne, joined the French drinks giant in 1993 and is currently in charge of the integration of Seagram’s drinks assets.

Lacassagne will become president of Pernod Ricard Australia and chief executive of Orlando Wyndham - a wholly owned unit of Pernod Ricard in Australia.