October 1 2013  |  People

Doug Bagley starts today in role of Managing Director of Diageo Global Travel and Middle East

By Ryan White

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has announced that Doug Bagley will beging work today in his new role as Managing Director of GTME.

Bagley has been actively involved in the GTME business as Chief Operating Officer of GTME since July 2013. He began his career with Diageo as General Manager, Greater China, in 2009 before being appointed to the role of Commercial Director for Australia. Last year, he joined the Asia Pacific executive team as Commercial Director, Diageo Asia Pacific. Bagley has almost 25 years of experience in consumer-facing businesses and has worked in senior customer development roles with Unilever globally before joining Diageo.

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

Gilbert Ghostine, President, Diageo Asia Pacific, 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.”

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