Brown-Forman reveals new GTR structure and leadership appointments as Monte Wilson retires

Montgomery (Monte) E. Wilson is leaving Brown-Forman Corporation after a career that spanned nearly 30 years, most recently holding the position of Vice President, Director GTR Americas, APAC, and IMENA. 

Commenting on the impact that Wilson has had on the growth of Brown Forman’s travel retail business, David Rodiek, Vice President, Managing Director, Global Travel Retail, Brown-Forman, said: 

“Monte was part of the Brown-Forman team for nearly 30 years and was instrumental in the successful development of our GTR business. We sincerely thank him for his dedication and engagement and wish him the best in this new chapter of his life.”

With the news of Wilson’s retirement, Brown-Forman announced a new structure for its Global Travel Retail (GTR) organization and the appointment of new regional leadership positions, which went into effect the beginning of February.

Brown-Forman’s Global Travel Retail leaders: (from left) David Rodiek, Monte Wilson (retiring), Dreamy Zhou, and Oscar Camargo. The Americas position has not yet been announced.

The new structure consists of three geographic areas including the AMERICAS, EMEAI (Europe, Middle East, Africa, India), and APAC (Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands) with a dedicated leader for each region.

 “In line with our ambitious long-term growth targets, we are optimizing our GTR business structure by consolidating it to three geographic areas to better position us for future growth,” said Rodiek.

The GTR Director, EMEAI, the second strongest travel retail region for Brown-Forman, will be led by Oscar Camargo, previously Director GTR Europe. Camargo has been part of the Brown-Forman GTR team for more than five years.

Dreamy Zhou, who joined Brown-Forman seven years ago, will become Senior Manager GTR APAC. Zhou previously served as Manager GTR Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand.

The role of GTR Director, Americas has not yet been announ-ced. This is the strongest travel retail region for Brown-Forman.

 “We congratulate Oscar and Dreamy on their new roles and look forward to further grow our GTR portfolio and business together with the entire team,” said Rodiek.