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Asahi names PepsiCo’s Danny Celoni as next Carlton & United Breweries CEO

October 10, 2021
Food & Drink

Asahi Beverages has announced the appointment of Danny Celoni as the next CEO of Carlton & United Breweries (CUB).

Celoni will join Asahi Beverages from PepsiCo, where he is CEO of the company’s Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific business. He will assume the CUB chief executive role in February, succeeding Peter Filipovic.

“We’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Danny over his time with PepsiCo, one of Asahi Beverages’ key strategic partners,” said Robert Iervasi, group CEO, Asahi Beverages Oceania.

“We’ve observed first-hand his ability to understand and deliver great results for his customers, and build exceptional teams.”

During a nearly two-decade-long career at Diageo, Celoni served in senior executive roles in Singapore, Korea and Thailand, and as commercial director for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific.

Iervasi continued: “CUB is a great business, with an unbelievable portfolio, and we couldn’t be more pleased that Danny will be running it”.

“With Danny’s forward-thinking approach to business, he’s going to make a very significant contribution to building our teams, delivering on our strategies for growth, and forging great relationships with our customers and partners.”

Celoni said: “It’s an honour to be given the opportunity to lead CUB and join Asahi Beverages. With its unrivalled beverage portfolio and commitment to innovation, I’m excited by the strategic direction and growth opportunities for the business.”

Celoni will also join the Asahi Beverages Oceania executive leadership team, reporting to Iervasi.

By Antonia Garrett Peel

Source: foodbev.com

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