Anna Malmhake is Chairman and CEO of The Absolut Company since July 2016. Previously, Anna held a number of senior management roles within Pernod Ricard. She joined the Absolut Company in 2007 as Global Brand Director, Absolut Vodka, and was appointed Vice President Global Marketing in September 2009.
In 2011, Anna moved to Dublin and joined Irish Distillers as Chairman & CEO. With her strategic management and marketing skills, as well as her commercial understanding, she continued the rapid development of Jameson Irish Whiskey as an icon of the global spirits industry.
Anna holds a Bachelor degree of Social Science, Business and Law from the University of Stockholm. She started her career in 1991 at Procter & Gamble in Sweden and then joined the Coca-Cola company in Stockholm in 1996, where she held various marketing positions.
From 2001 to 2003, Anna worked for Motorola in Sweden, London and Chicago. Returning to Sweden at the end of 2003, she became Managing Director of Temo AB, a Swedish market research firm and then took up the position of Marketing Director of the Coca Cola Swedish bottler.
Anna Malmhake received the title of CEO of The Year at IMAGE Businesswoman Awards 2015 for her work with Irish Distillers. She is member of the Executive Committee for Pernod Ricard, and sits on the Board of Directors for Oriflame, a beauty company selling direct, founded in Sweden.
Anna enjoys a well-made cocktail and visiting new bars and restaurants. Outside of work Anna enjoys spending time with her family and partner, and an active lifestyle. Some favourites include computer gaming, history, especially vikings, film and fashion.