Posted on | April 4, 2013
Written by | BevNetwork
Hundreds of professionals from the wine and spirits industry will honor Robert Furniss-Roe, president of Bacardi U.S.A., Inc., with the Samuel Bronfman Memorial Award at UJA-Federation of New York’s Wine & Spirits Division Reception on June 20th at The Pierre in New York City.
A prominent member of the wine and spirits industry, Robert Furniss-Roe is being honored for his achievements as a businessman and his outstanding generosity in the philanthropic world.
Robert Furniss-Roe has been with Bacardi for nearly 25 years. Since 2011, he has been responsible for the operations of the company’s largest region as president of Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. He had previously held a variety of international executive management positions, including regional president for Latin America, regional president for Europe, and vice president of global sales. Prior to joining Bacardi, Mr. Furniss-Roe served in marketing roles at Dunhill, L’Oréal, and JPA. He holds a master’s degree from Oxford University.
UJA-Federation of New York’s Wine & Spirits Division brings together exceptional individuals working in the industry who are committed to their careers and passionate about philanthropy. Since 1965, the Division has honored leaders in the wine and spirits field with the Samuel Bronfman Memorial Award, which was created to commemorate Bronfman’s legendary professional accomplishments and dedication to improving the lives of others.
Previous honorees of the Samuel Bronfman Memorial Award include Bill Newlands of Beam Inc., Mel Dick of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, and Charles Merinoff of the Charmer Sunbelt Group.
Funds raised will go to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign that helps sustain a network of nearly 100 health and human-service agencies in New York, in Israel, and around the world.
About UJA-Federation of New York
For more than 90 years, UJA-Federation has been a central force for communal planning and philanthropy in the New York Jewish community. Through UJA-Federation, almost 60,000 donors pool their resources to help people in need, inspire a passion for Jewish life and learning, and strengthen Jewish communities around the world — to address the issues that matter to us most as Jews and as New Yorkers. Working with nearly 100 network beneficiary agencies, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations, our reach spans from New York to Israel to more than 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. Because we do the most good when we do it together. For more information on how to donate or how to volunteer, please visit website at ujafedny.org.