The Board of Directors of Bacardi Limited announced the departure of president and chief executive officer Ed Shirley, who plans to return to retirement. Shirley joined Bacardi in 2012 after retiring from Procter & Gamble in 2011. An interim CEO will be announced to serve until a successor is appointed. Pending that, the executive leadership team will report to Facundo L. Bacardi, chairman and a fifth-generation member of the Bacardi family. During his tenure with Bacardi Limited, Shirley helped “reignite” the company’s global marketing with new campaigns for Bacardi rum, Dewer’s Blended Scotch whisky, Grey Goose vodka, Martini vermouth and Italian sparkling wines, and through acquisitions such as St-Germain liqueur.