Zamora Company, owner of brands such as Licor 43, Ramón Bilbao or Martin Miller’s Gin, has appointed Javier Pijoan as the new CEO to promote the company’s next strategic plan and consolidate the business.
His appointment entails placing the executive general management of the company in a prestigious professional who does not belong to the family that owns Zamora Company, as announced by the firm. With more than 25 years of national and international experience in food, beverage and distribution companies, Pijoan takes over from Emilio Restoy, general manager for the last eleven years, who will continue to be linked to the company as a member of the board of directors.
The president of Zamora Company, José María de Santiago, has underlined that the incorporation of Javier Pijoan as CEO is “a very important step” to promote the next strategic plan and reinforce the internationalization and digitalization processes initiated by the company in the previous plan.
“It is a commitment to a professional executive management, while the family will continue to watch over the interests of the group from the board of directors, as it has been doing in its 75-year history,” he added.
For his part, the new CEO has highlighted that “it is a pride to assume the leadership of one of the leading international companies in the premium wine and spirits sector”.
“In line with its values as a sustainable company, I appreciate the trust of the owner family and I take on the challenge with the hope of reaping the greatest successes of the legacy achieved in these 75 years of work. I am convinced that we will achieve our goals thanks to the fantastic team of professionals that the company has around the world so that our consumers continue to enjoy every moment with our brands”, he underlined.
Pijoan takes charge of Zamora Company with a portfolio of 12 own brands, marketed in more than 70 countries, 10 production plants (Spain, United States, Italy), with a 50% presence in the international market and another 50% in the national market.