British spirits major Diageo has named Ivan Menezes, who is of Indian origin, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from July 1, 2013. Mr Menezes is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Diageo and is largely credited with having convinced Vijay Mallya to sell a majority stake in United Spirits Ltd. (USL) to Diageo in a deal valued at $2 billion (Rs. 11,166.5 crore). An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedabad, Mr. Menezes was 
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