Singapore – Beverage company Diageo has elevated Wilson Del Socorro, former global director of government affairs at Diageo, to be its new corporate relations director for APAC.
In his new role, Del Socorro will be working with the regional and market teams to lead Diageo’s corporate relations agenda covering public policy and government affairs, communications, and responsibility and sustainability efforts. He will also be playing a leadership role in driving the company’s ‘Spirit of Progress 2030’ ambition in the region, Diageo’s 10-year action plan to help create a more inclusive and sustainable world.
Del Socorro has been with Diageo for almost 10 years covering a range of roles in Asia and the UK. In his recent role, he led an international team of policy experts and economists to develop and implement the company’s global strategy on public policy, international trade, and regulatory affairs. Before joining Diageo, Del Socorro was with consulting firm KPMG Australia, providing public policy and government relations advisory services to multinational clients across a range of industries.
Sam Fischer, Diageo’s president for APAC and global travel, shared that Del Socorro brings with him extensive public policy experience and industry knowledge as well as a strong track record of leading teams beyond borders.
“I am confident that Wilson will be influential in helping to drive the next chapter of growth for us in [the] Asia Pacific supporting our markets and partnering with our network of stakeholders as we continue to deliver on performance and create a positive impact in the communities within which we operate,” said Fischer.