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Inspiration

Diageo Bar Academy Trainers

Succeeding in the bar industry requires extensive training and learning. At Diageo Bar Academy, we offer a global network of trainers to help you learn everything you need to succeed. 

Global Training Network

Working in the bar industry is full of unexpected experiences. From exploring creative mixes to meeting fun people, the bar world is open to all those who want to live life to the fullest. For most people in the industry, it’s a way of life, with so much to look forward to. 

At Diageo Bar Academy, we’re committed to helping you make the most of the industry. Whether you’re a bartender, bar manager, or owner, there is so much to learn to advance your career, improve your venue, and be the best version you can be. Truly, a world of opportunities awaits! 

To that end, we’ve set up a global network of experienced and influential trainers to guide you through everything in the industry. Whether it’s training, mixology, bar news, guest experience, or industry trends, you can trust our Diageo Bar Academy trainers to offer insightful and extensive knowledge. 

These trainers operate in countries worldwide and hold training sessions to educate bar staff on fundamental skills needed for successful careers. Alongside industry knowledge, our trainers also have local knowledge of their areas, so they can make informed recommendations and provide useful guidance. 

Africa

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Oyíndàmọ́lá de-Medeiros

Head Trainer Nigeria

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Alain Claude KWEDI

Brand Ambassador Cameroon & West Africa

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Line Massu Tobou

Brand Ambassador Central Africa (DRC - Congo B - Gabon)

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Ryan Duvenage

Head Trainer South Africa

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Andrew Mwesige

Head Trainer Uganda

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Tapatheo Nyameke

Head Trainer Ghana

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George Makali

Head Trainer Kenya

Asia Pacific

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Shantanu Sengupta

Diageo India Luxury Brand Ambassador

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Vikrum Ku

Diageo India Brand Ambassador

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Tracy Gardner

Diageo Australia Reserve Brand Ambassador (VIC & TAS)

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Wawan Kurniawan

Diageo Indonesia Brand Ambassador Leader

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Alex Whang

Diageo Taiwan Senior Brand Ambassador

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David Brosnan - Queensland

Diageo Australia Reserve Brand Ambassador (QLD & NT)

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Disha Mankikar

Diageo India Brand Developer

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Gaurav Dhyani

Diageo India Brand Developer (North)

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Hemali Bendre

Diageo India Brand Developer

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Himanshu Sachar

Diageo India Brand Developer

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Jonathan Wy

Diageo Taiwan Brand Ambassador

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Kate McGraw

Diageo Australia Trade Advocacy Manager & World Class Brand Ambassador

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Kelsey Smith

Diageo Australia Brand Ambassador (NSW & ACT)

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Lam Chi Mun

Diageo Bar Academy Asia Pacific Director

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Lam Duc Anh (Leo)

Diageo Vietnam Brand Ambassador (South)

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Randi Muhadjar

Diageo Indonesia Brand Ambassador

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Nguyen Thanh Luan

Diageo Vietnam Brand Ambassador (North)

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Prahant Rawalia

Diageo India Brand Ambassador (South)

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Prawit Boonnithipaisit

Diageo Thailand Senior Reserve Brand Ambassador

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Rian Asiddao

Diageo Philippines Reserve Brand Ambassador

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Sarawut Pinpech

Diageo Thailand Reserve Brand Ambassador

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Afra Lin

Diageo Taiwan Brand Ambassador

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Afzal Kaba

Diageo India DBA National Lead

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Akhilesh Sheoran

Diageo India Brand Ambassador (Craft Spirits)

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Akira Sung

Diageo Korea Reserve Senior Brand Ambassador

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Anurag Dhingra

Diageo India Brand Ambassador (West)

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Arpan Nandi

Diageo India Brand Developer (East)

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Arun Kumar

Diageo India Brand Developer (South)

Europe

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Misja Vorstermans

Head Trainer Netherlands

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Jessica Kant

Trainer Netherlands

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Kees Verkaik

Trainer Netherlands

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Kees Verkaik

Leading Whisky Expert & Ambassador
Spirits Advisor Europe
Owner Spirits & Stories
DBA Consultant
Belgium

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Jef Berben

Spirit Ambassador - WSET Certified - Bartender Trainer Belgium

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Alan Vervoort

Spirit Ambassador - WSET Certified - Bartender Trainer Belgium

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Margarita Skiafou

Greece DBA Trainer

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Rob Poulter

Head Trainer Diageo Bar Academy GB

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Matt Guest

Head Trainer Diageo Bar Academy Europe

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Ashley Douglas

Head Trainer Ireland

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Adrian Bucher

Head Trainer Switzerland

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Giovanni Bologna

Diageo Bar Academy Head Trainer for Southern Italy

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Cesar Costa

Trainer Portugal

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Luis Amarillo

Trainer Spain

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Carla Molina

Trainer Spain

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Óscar Molina

Trainer Spain

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Pablo Valverde

Trainer Spain

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Sergio Caro

Head Trainer Diageo Bar Academy Spain & Portugal

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Dominik Krzewinski

Trainer Poland

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Jarek Wieczorek

Trainer Poland

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Krzysztof Kalita

Trainer Poland

Latin America and Caribbean

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Alejandro Murillo

Head Trainer DBA Colombia Colombia

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Carlos Escobar

Head Trainer DBA Venezuela

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Emilio Valera

Diageo Bar Academy Ambassador Mexico 

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Lina Monge

Diageo Bar Academy Ambassador Mexico 

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Bruno Ferrari

Senior Reserve Brand Ambassador Peru 

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Maritn Mondragon

DBA Lead & Brand Ambassador Argentina

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Magali Caviasso

Reserve Brand Ambassador Argentina

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Luis Felipe Cruz

DBA Lead Chile

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Fernando Costa

Fernando Costa Chile 

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Marcelo Pellejero Ledesma

Reserve Brand Ambassador Uruguay

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Alvaro Pereira

Reserve Brand Ambassador Paraguay

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Carlos Mejia

DBA Trainer Dominican Republic

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David Vergara

DBA Lead & Brand Ambassador Panama

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Vinicio Peñate

DBA Trainer El Salvador 

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Harison Catu

DBA Trainer Guatemala 

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Nelson Martinez

Reserve Brand Ambassador Costa Rica

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André Bueno

Head Trainer Brazil

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Miguel Paes

DBA Trainer Brazil

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Fernanda Santos

DBA Trainer Brazil