Monday, April 13, 2015

Bacardi Hires Akiko Maeda: Co-ordinator to the Fashion World

Akiko Maeda    Fashion World Co-ordinater
     Bacardi is making a move to widen its footprint in the fashion industry by appointing
Akiko Maeda to co-ordinate the firms relationship with the world of fashion.  This is an area that Bacardi seems to be interested in keeping the brand name in the limelight.

     The Bermuda-based drinks group has appointed former IMG Worldwide executive Akiko Maeda to the role in order to “develop partnerships that further incorporate” Bacardi’s spirits brands into the fashion world.   Maeda, who recently served as the vice president of product and platform development for IMG’s fashion arm, will work with marketing and commercial teams to deliver events and digital activations with “fashion industry influencers”.   Prior to this role, Maeda served as IMG’s vice president of social media.
     Bacardi recently appointed Mike Dolan – former head of IMG Worldwide – as its permanent CEO following the retirement of Ed Shirley, who stepped down from the role after just two years.
     The group has made a series of executive changes in recent months, appointing Mauricio Vergara as its new vice president of rums, succeeding Dmitry “Dima” Ivanov who was appointed chief marketing officer.
     Bacardi has made several changes n their key personnel in the past few years keeping them at the forefront of the spirits industry.  This is another interesting and exciting move to keep the name out in front of more and more people.  ;o)