the drinks association CEO Sandra Przibilla announced her resignation at the organisation’s board meeting on March 21.
Przibilla has been CEO of the Association since November 2006. She has spent the past 10 years reinvigorating the Association to ensure it focuses on the needs of the drinks industry.
The board and members of the drinks association have thanked Przibilla for her contribution and wish her well.
“It has been an honour to lead the drinks association these past 10 years and to serve the member companies of the association,” Przibilla said. “I am proud of our accomplishments, and confident the drinks association will continue to be an increasingly strong force in the drinks industry and will bring innovative ideas, champion and deliver even more value to its members.
“It has been my great privilege to work with an exceptionally dedicated supportive team and board of directors during my tenure. I thank and congratulate the current executive for their vision and unwavering support. I could not have asked for a more supportive board of directors.
“I am grateful for the hard work and level of commitment the drinks association employees and the drinks board have given to boost the association from an association lacking relevance to a highly respected organisation within the drinks industry known for its integrity and high business standards. These are not accomplishments a CEO makes alone, they are achievements that require a committed team of tenacious individuals who come together to work relentlessly for a common goal.”
Touchstone Consulting has been engaged to recruit a new CEO.
Przibilla will remain with the drinks association until her successor has been appointed.