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Diageo GTME appoints Doug Bagley as managing director

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has announced the appointment of Doug Bagley as GTME managing director.

Bagley has held the role of COO since July. He began his career with Diageo as general manager Greater China in 2009 before assuming the role of commercial director for Australia.

He joined the company’s Asia/Pacific executive team as commercial director Diageo Asia Pacific last year. Bagley’s experience in consumer-facing businesses spans 25 years and was previously at Unilever.

“I have had an exciting start in understanding the business opportunities and challenges in the travel-retail industry over the past three months,” Bagley commented. “GTME has some great innovations and activations in the pipeline which I am sure will excite and impress travellers around the world.”

Diageo Asia Pacific president Gilbert Ghostine said: “Doug has a diverse background in working with customers around the world, in improving the capability of our sales force and is relentless in demanding high execution standards. GTME is an exciting business within Diageo and I am confident that under his leadership, the business will continue to strengthen its reputation for being first in innovation and luxury.”