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Suntory to name Lawson chairman as next president - source
June 23, 2014 / 11:27 PM / 3 years ago

Suntory to name Lawson chairman as next president - source

TOKYO, June 24 (Reuters) - Suntory Holdings Ltd will appoint Takeshi Niinami, the chairman of convenience store operator Lawson Inc, as its new president, effective Oct. 1, a source familiar with the matter said.

It will be the first time that the Japanese beverage maker has chosen a president from outside the founding family. (Reporting by Ritsuko Shimizu; Editing by Paul Tait)

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