Ignacio Vazquez appointed as global head of marketing in Bacardi GTR

Ignacio Vazquez appointed as global head of marketing in Bacardi GTR 25

Ignacio Vázquez dreams are surely coming true. He is being promoted to the Bacardi Global Travel Retail that too as a global head of marketing. He will be working directly under Vinay Golikeri, managing director, Bacardi Global Travel Retail, and will be based in London, UK.

Golikeri said: “Ignacio brings a wealth of strategic, brand and customer experience across many consumer sectors and a range of geographies in complex and challenging markets.

“A natural, broad-thinking leader with a strong track record of delivering significant commercial success through disruptive, consumer-centric strategic programmes, I’m confident he will bring a results-focused, fresh perspective to shopper engagement.”

Vázquez joined Bacardi in 2015 and was currently working as vice president of marketing for Latin America and the Caribbean. He has also held several marketing and leadership positions with the company, including global brand director of Martini.

Vázquez added: “I’m excited to join the Bacardi Global Travel Retail team given its reputation within our company as an important strategic shop window for our brands across all markets.

“The pandemic has brought an unprecedented acceleration of digital and omnichannel shopper behaviour. There is a great untapped opportunity in engaging with consumers throughout – and beyond – their journey, allowing them to discover and love our brands while we drive results for our retail customers and grow the spirits category. I honestly couldn’t think of a more exciting challenge in my career.”