Shinichi "Leo" Adachi
Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning
Leo joined Pepsi Bottling Ventures in December 2012. He is the primary liaison between Suntory Beverage & Food Limited and PBV and serves on PBV's Management Committee.
Leo joined Suntory in 1982 in the Sales Department. From 1986 to 1994, he was assigned in the Suntory Overseas Restaurant Division, including 7 years service as Manager of Suntory-owned Japanese restaurant in both the city of Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. During 1995 to 2003, he worked for Imported Liquor Marketing Division in Tokyo where he was promoted to General Manager in 1998. In 2003, he was transferred to Suntory International Corp. in New York and took responsibility of Suntory’s liquor business in North America as Vice President until 2007. After returning to Japan in 2008, he served as Senior General Manager for Suntory Liquors Ltd with a primary focus on developing their export business in Tokyo.
Leo holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Waseda University in Japan.