Beverage Forum

Deirdre Mahlan
President,
Diageo North America

As President of Diageo North America, Deirdre is responsible for the company’s largest market in terms of sales and operating profit. In this role she oversees Diageo’s U.S. and Canadian spirits and beer businesses, which include brands such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Crown Royal, Ketel One, Captain Morgan, Baileys and Guinness.

Deirdre has more than 20 years of experience in the consumer goods sector in a number of senior roles, primarily in the US with Diageo and Seagram. Most recently, Deirdre served as CFO of Diageo PLC, during which time she was a member of Diageo’s Board of Directors. Deirdre is also a Non- executive Director for Experian plc.

A native New Yorker, Deirdre holds an MBA from Columbia University and undergraduate degree from New York University.