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CUB, Asahi alcohol division CEO to retire

Carlton & United Breweries CEO Peter Filipovic has announced his retirement, with the timing dependent on parent Asahi Beverages recruiting a replacement. 

Filipovic has worked with the CUB business for 25 years, and took on the leadership of the alcohol business division after the company’s integration into Asahi last June. 

“Peter has played an important role in the smooth integration of CUB and the continued growth of our business,” said Asahi group CEO Robert Iervasi, in a statement announcing the decision. 

“He has given great service to CUB and Asahi Beverages.”

Iervasi said a new CEO will be named in the third quarter of this year.

“That person will also join our Asahi Beverages executive leadership team. They will play an important role in helping deliver on our multi-beverage strategy and leading our very experienced CUB team.”

Filipovic said he would be leaving the business “in great hands” and “set up for long-term success”.  

“It’s been a privilege to have served as CEO of CUB and a member of the Asahi Beverages Executive Leadership Team. It’s a phenomenal business, with exceptional people and an unrivalled portfolio.”

Meanwhile, Asahi Holdings Australia has appointed  corporate affairs specialist Natalie Toohey to its board. 

Chairman Roland van Bommel said Toohey has senior leadership and advisory experience gained across a range of sectors including FMCG, and particularly alcohol and beverages. Her role will be to advise on supporting the implementation of business strategies through communication, reputation management, sustainability and government and industry strategy.

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