Gráinne Wafer is the Global Brand Director for Baileys at Diageo, and therefore responsible for the Baileys brand globally. One of the world’s leading spirit brands, it is an iconic Irish success story, loved by over 150M consumers in over 160 countries around the world.
She is accountable for strategy, commercial and consumer performance & innovation for the Baileys brand, in both developed and emerging markets. Following a decade of decline, Gráinne has led the brand’s turnaround, with three consecutive years of growth based on a totally new strategy
Gráinne also is joint lead of Diageo’s Progressive Gender Portrayal programme and is the Diageo representative for the UNstereotype Alliance, a UN and industry wide platform which seeks to eradicate harmful gender-based stereotypes in advertising.
Gráinne has spent over twenty years with Diageo working on a wide variety of brands, with local, European & global roles spanning communications, brand marketing, innovation and commercialisation.