Drinks manufacturer Bacardi has appointed Robert O’Leary as
vice-president of public affairs and communications. O’Leary is former
general manager of global public affairs at Mobil and his departure
follows the Exxon/Mobil merger. O’Leary said the main reason for the
switch was his desire to avoid uprooting his family in the event of a
transfer to Texas. At Mobil, O’Leary oversaw a global public affairs
team with staff in Latin America, Asia and Europe, and handled internal
and executive communications for Mobil during the Exxon merger.