Christian Porta

Managing Director, Global Business Development


Christian Porta, graduate of ESCP Europe (France), started his career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen in Paris in 1984 before joining Pernod Ricard in 1988 as an Internal Auditor. He was subsequently named Head of Financial Services at the Holding. In 1994, he was appointed CFO of Pernod SA, and in 1998 he became Managing Director of Campbell Distillers, the Group’s Scotch whisky and distribution subsidiary in London. In 1999, he was named Chairman and CEO of the Orlando Wyndham Group, the Pernod Ricard wine business in Australia. He returned to Europe in 2004 to serve as Chairman and CEO of Chivas Brothers Ltd and held this post until 2013, when he became Chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard EMEA & LATAM. Christian was then appointed Managing Director, Global Business Development in July 2018.