Asahi Beverages has appointed Nigel Parsons as the new CEO of Asahi Lifestyle Beverages. He will join the company on 1 March 2021.
Parsons is currently Mondelez International president Sub Saharan Africa. Prior to that he was the company's MD and commercial director Australia.
Asahi Beverages Oceania group CEO Robert Iervasi said Parsons had a global reputation in the food manufacturing industry for delivery 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.
“Nigel’s expertise in creating and expanding opportunities for customers and partners was very important to us in selecting him as our new CEO,” Iervasi said.
Parsons said the opportunity to take on a key leadership role was a very attractive opportunity. He said the company's culture, record of consumer driven growth and customer relationships were important factors in his decision to join the company.
Parsons will replace current CEO Stuart Roberts, who will leave at the end of February 2021. Roberts joined in 2018 for a three-year term. Iervasi said Roberts' leadership had been pivotal to the company's success.
Earlier this week Asahi Beverages has announced the resignation of Asahi Holdings Australia (AHA) chair Peter Margin. He had held the position for five years.
Asahi Beverages is #13 in Food & Drink Business' Australia's Top 100 Food & Drink Companies report for 2020.