|Ged Welch Thierry's managing director's leaders and mentors|
|Written by Richard Siddle|
|Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:51|
As part of our Christmas season of articles from industry leaders here we ask
Who do you see as the leading figures in the UK drinks industry and why?
The likes of Paul Walsh, ceo of Diageo, Troy Christensen, ceo of Constellation, Dan Jago, Tesco and other BWS heads. These people create the context in which we're all playing.The 'volume versus value' equation is played out largely amongst the big boys and this drives consumer behaviour and expectations.
Who have been your biggest influencers?
Sir Anthony Greener, chairman of Diageo until 2000. He was incredibly focused and demanded the very highest level of quality in everything we did - in every single process. He was an early advocate of drinking better, drinking responsibly and confident pricing. Anthony was at the helm when some of the most successful brands were created/revamped and relaunched. He oversaw positioning of brands which are still going strong today.
Who do you see as being the stars of the future and why?
What is the biggest leadership challenge facing the drinks industry in 2010?