Asahi Lifestyle Beverages (ALB) has appointed former Mondelēz International executive Nigel Parsons as its new CEO, commencing 1 March.

Parsons is currently President, Sub Saharan Africa, Mondelēz International and before that he was MD and Commercial Director Australia at Mondelēz International.

Robert Iervasi, Group CEO, Asahi Beverages Oceania, is delighted by the appointment and says that Parsons will help to grow the ALB business in Australia.

“Nigel has a well-earned global reputation in the food manufacturing industry for delivering sustainable growth and profit. Nigel’s consumer-centric mindset, and his record of growth, are a great match for ALB as we continue to expand our business in Australia.

“Nigel’s expertise in creating and expanding opportunities for customers and partners was very important to us in selecting him as our new CEO.”

Parsons will replace outgoing CEO Stuart Roberts who leaves the business at the end of February following a three-year term.

“To have the opportunity to take on a key leadership role at Asahi Beverages was very attractive. Asahi Beverages is recognised as a great place to work, with strong capability and a record of consumer driven growth. This, together with the dynamic way they do business, and the relationships they have with customers and partners, were all incredibly important factors in my decision to join ALB,” says Parsons.

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