Asahi Beverages has announced that Roland van Bommel has been appointed as the new Chairman of Asahi Holdings Australia (AHA) Pty Ltd.
Van Bommel joined the AHA Board in 2013 and has been Acting Chairman of AHA since December 2020, following the retirement of Peter Margin from the role. Margin decided it was the right time to retire as Chairman of AHA following the successful integration of Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) into the business in June this year.
Asahi described von Bommel as “one of Australia and New Zealand’s foremost beverage industry leaders, with significant international experience in senior executive roles”. He is a former CEO of William Grant & Sons and Maxxium Worldwide.
He becomes the new Chairman of AHA at what the company describes as a “very exciting time”, with Asahi Beverages now the leading beverages company in Australia and New Zealand.
“I’m honoured by the opportunity, and energised by the challenge, of leading the AHA Board and ensuring we continue to achieve our ambitious growth targets and provide great jobs for our people,” van Bommel said.
“Under the leadership of Group CEO Robert Iervasi and his Executive Leadership Team we’re in a very strong position.
“The breadth of the Asahi Beverages business, manufacturing footprint and beverages portfolio gives us a great opportunity to deliver extraordinary results for our people, our partners, our customers, consumers and community.”
Asahi Beverages Group CEO Robert Iervasi added: “Roland’s deep understanding of our business and the broader beverages industry will ensure that we are positioned well to meet the challenges of the future.”