Pernod Ricard, the French beverage distribution group, has announced the appointment of María Leis Mayán as the company’s new head of legal for its subsidiaries in Spain, Andorra and Portugal
Reporting to Guillaume Girard-Reydet, CEO of Pernod Ricard Iberia, Leis (pictured) will be responsible for defining the Legal strategy based on the company’s objectives and priorities while ensuring its effective implementation in a secure regulatory environment and updating compliance policies in accordance with local legislation and in line with Pernod Ricard Group guidelines.
Leis holds a law degree from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, a Master’s degree in Corporate Legal advice from the Instituto de Empresa and has completed a management programme in HR digitalisation at The Valley Business School.
She began her career at Ernst&Young before joining Comar Inversiones y Dirección de Empresas in 2003 as assistant to the legal director.
In 2008, she joined Pernod Ricard España as senior legal counsel in the Legal department and was subsequently appointed HR Manager- HRBP in the Human Resources Area, a position she held until now.