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Jody Samuels Ike

Jody Samuels Ike is currently Global Brand Director for Portfolio Scotch and Gordon’s Gin at Diageo. Jody recently moved to The Netherlands after successfulyl leading Diageo’s Africa Innovation team where she and her team developed innovation for iconic beer & spirit brands such as Guinness, Smirnoff & Baileys. An active champion of diversity and inclusion and a generous mentor, Jody is co-lead of Diageo’s employee resource group for Race Ethnicity & Cultural Heritage, REACH.

Jody has deep experience in Marketing and Innovation across personal care, automotive and beverage alcohol. An internationally experienced executive, Jody has driven growth for some of the world’s most admired brands across the US, Latin America and Africa over her 20-year career. She has a passion for creativity, innovation and nurturing talent to unlock opportunities for personal and business growth. Jody holds a BA from Temple University, Philadelphia PA and an International MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Phoenix, Arizona. She also serves as Non-Executive Board Member of L5Lab, an information and technology business based in Lagos, Nigeria as well as AACE Foods, an indigenous Nigerian food company.

Jody Samuels Ike

Jody Samuels Ike

Global Brand Director for Portfolio Scotch and Gordon’s Gin at Diageo

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