GPMIP Post Merger Integration consultant, Allen Gibbons

Allen Gibbons

United Kingdom

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Allen Gibbons

Professional Background

  • Broad sector experience across consumer goods, events and media from multinationals to SMEs including Diageo, Georgia Pacific and Del Monte.
  • International business experience in Europe, North America, Asia and Sub Saharan Africa
  • Led international expansion as CEO of international events and media group with 70% of revenues from newly acquired businesses 
  • Board experience in Europe, North America and Asia including both for profit and not for profit entities
  • Built capability development programmes for Diageo in UK, USA and Africa

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Bringing clarity and simplicity to complex issues
  • Developing bold growth strategies that deliver value
  • Telling a compelling story
  • Engaging stakeholders in change programmes
  • Flexible and solution orientated
  • Delivering results with integrity and humour
  • Operating with high impact and low ego
  • Building trust and creating common goals

Project Highlights

  • Completed 15 acquisitions in Europe and North America from target identification, deal negotiation, due diligence and integration
  • Led carve out of The Conversion Group business establishing it as an independent business
  • Established US entity to facilitate The Conversion Group’s expansion including including governance, foreign entity status, tax and legal structures.
  • Led Innovation Commercialisation team for Diageo GB launching new products under the Guinness, Baileys, Smirnoff, Archers and brands
  • Led Organizational Development programme for sales and marketing departments for Diageo Africa
  • Developed Diageo’s NPD commercialisation capability development programme 

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