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In High Spirits
Grace Lim | 07 Jul 2017 00:00

Nine months ago, Sébastien Mouquet landed in Kuala Lumpur to begin his role as the managing director of Pernod Ricard Malaysia. He soon noticed something peculiar about the locals.

“People love to eat here, no matter the time of the day,” he laughs. “This ‘eat all day’ concept is alien to me but it just goes to show how important food is. Being French, I understand that. We share a common love of food.”

This year also marks his 22nd year with Pernod Ricard, the world’s second largest wines and spirits company. He began his career with Pernod Ricard in 1995, just two days after finishing his studies at the European Business School in Paris. He hasn’t looked back since.

“As a student I studied as hard as I partied. I liked the party atmosphere, the convivial vibe and sharing happy moments with friends. This led me to consider a job in this industry. Pernod Ricard was a no-brainer as I was fascinated with its vast universe of brands.”


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