Syl Saller is the Chief Marketing Officer for Diageo and a member of Diageo’s Executive Committee. Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business operating in 180 countries with a collection of over 400 brands brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness Syl oversees all Global Marketing, Design, Innovation, the Futures Group, 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 new product development, launch programmes and R&D. Prior to that, she was Marketing Director for Diageo Great Britain.
Syl joined Diageo in 1999 from Allied Domecq Retail where she was Marketing Development Director. She 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 graduated from the Harvard Business School and is married with two children.