Facebook’s Nicola Mendelsohn Added to Diageo Board

NicolaMendelsohn650Raise a glass to Facebook Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Nicola Mendelsohn, who was named a non-executive director of multinational alcoholic-beverages company Diageo, The Drum reported.

According to The Drum, Mendelsohn will assume her Diageo post in September, joining the company’s audit, nomination and remuneration committees.

Diageo brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor, Buchanan’s and Bushmills.

Diageo Chairman Franz Humer said in a statement, as reported by The Drum:

I am delighted that Nicola is joining Diageo’s board. Her senior experience at the forefront of digital marketing and communications will be of great benefit to Diageo and its brands as we seek to pursue long-term profitable growth through innovation in all areas of our business.

Additionally, her reputation as one of the U.K.’s leading businesswomen and her track record in championing women in business will be an inspiration to our people and the way that we work. I look forward to welcoming her.

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