Greg Hughes

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Greg Hughes

Greg Hughes, President & Chief Executive Officer

“Our focus is on delivering exceptional quality, craftsmanship and experiences through our iconic portfolio of global spirits brands.”

Greg joined Beam Suntory in August 2015 as General Manager, U.S. and went on to become General Manager, North America, then President of North America. Prior to becoming CEO, Greg was Suntory Global Spirits' Chief Growth and Brands Officer. He led our global brands organization and drove growth initiatives, including route-to-market excellence.

Coming to us from Procter & Gamble, Greg also worked with Bel Brands USA and was Vice President of Kraft Foods, directing their billion-dollar dressing and condiment portfolio.

Greg earned his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and graduated the University of Kansas. He also co-founded the non-profit Hands On Portland, and served in the US Peace Corps in Romania. The Leadership Greater Chicago selected Greg as a Fellow in 2008 and as the Daniel Burnham Fellow for Leadership Greater Chicago in 2020. 

Greg belongs to the Economic Club of Chicago and sits on the boards of World Business Chicago and Executives Club of Chicago.