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Asahi Lifestyle Beverages appoints new CEO, ex Mondelez

The former MD of Mondelez International’s Australian business, Nigel Parsons, has been named as the new CEO of Asahi Lifestyle Beverages (ALB).

Parsons will succeed present CEO Stuart Roberts, who will be leaving the business at the end of next February after a three-year term.

“Stuart’s leadership and the excellent relationships he enjoyed with our partners, customers and employees have been pivotal to our success,” said Robert Iervasi, group CEO at Asahi Beverages Oceania.

According to Iervasi, Parsons has a well-earned global reputation in the food-manufacturing industry for delivering sustainable growth and profit. Parsons is currently president, Sub Saharan Africa at Mondelez International.

“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,” he said.

“To have the opportunity to take on a key leadership role at Asahi Beverages was very attractive,” said Parson. “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.”

Parsons will commence his new role on March 1.

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