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Ivan Manuel Menezes (born July 1959) is an Indian-American business executive. He has been the chief executive officer (CEO) of Diageo, a FTSE 100 British multinational alcoholic beverages company, since 1 July 2013, succeeding Paul S. Walsh.[2]

Early life

Ivan Manuel Menezes[3] was born in Pune, India[4] in July 1959,[5] the son of Manuel Menezes, who was the chairman of the Indian Railway Board.[4] His brother Victor Menezes is the former chairman and CEO of Citibank.[4]

He was educated at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and the Northwestern University‘s Kellogg School of Management.[6]


Menezes joined Diageo in 1997 and has held various senior positions including: Chief Operating Officer; Chairman, Latin America & the Caribbean; Chairman, Asia Pacific; President and CEO, Diageo North America; and Chief Operating Officer, Diageo North America.[5]

Menezes is a non-executive director of the US-based fashion retailer Coach, Inc..[5]

Personal life

He is married and has two children.[5]