Syl Saller is the CMO of Diageo plc and a member of Diageo’s Executive Committee. Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business with a collection of iconic brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness. Diageo has over 400 brands and operates in 180 countries. Syl oversees all Global Marketing, Design, Innovation, R and D and Reserve, our luxury division, worldwide.
Before Syl was appointed CMO, she was Diageo’s Global Innovation Director, responsible for Diageo’s innovation strategy, including all NPD programs and R&D worldwide. Prior to that, Syl was Marketing Director for Diageo GB.
Syl joined Diageo in 1999 from Allied Domecq Retail where she was Marketing Development Director. Syl started her career in brand management with Gillette, holding both US and global roles, before moving to the Holson Burnes Group, where she was general manager of the Holson Division.
Syl has been a Non-Executive director of Domino’s Pizza Group plc where she chaired the Nominations committee and served on RemCo. She is a member of the 30 Club, MGGB, WACL and a Fellow of the Marketing Society.
Syl graduated from the Harvard Business School and is married with two children.