Carlsberg announced the appointment of Leo Evers who will take over as Executive Vice President for Asia and become member of Carlsberg Group Executive Committee effective July 1, 2021. Effective March 1, 2021, Graham Fewkes is replacing Jacek Pastuszka as Executive Vice President for Western Europe.
Leo Evers has been with Heineken since 1990 in several managerial positions, including most recently as Managing Director of Heineken Vietnam from 2013 to 2019, and Regional Managing Director APAC from 2019, where he was responsible for Heineken operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New-Zealand, Laos, Sri Lanka, Philippines, New Caledonia and Solomon Islands. Leo is a Dutch national and is married with four children. He will relocate to Hong Kong in July.
After 12 years in various senior management positions, Jacek Pastuszka will leave the Carlsberg Group at the end of February 2021. Jacek has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2015 when he became EVP for Eastern Europe, providing much needed stability to a region undergoing significant change. Prior to that, Jacek has had an extensive career with Carlsberg, initially joining the Company in 2009 and since then, serving as Managing Director in some of the company's biggest markets: Poland, Norway and Russia.
Graham Fewkes, currently EVP for Asia, will take up the position as EVP for Western Europe, effective March 1, 2021. Graham has extensive experience across both Carlsberg Group and the wider drinks industry, with a broad range of commercial roles since 1991 across Western & Eastern Europe for Grand Metropolitan, Foster's Brewing Group and Scottish & Newcastle. Since joining the Carlsberg Group in 2008, he has served as Commercial VP in Asia and joined the ExCom as SVP for Group Sales, Marketing and Innovation in 2014.
In a statement, Carlsberg Group CEO Cees ‘t Hart says: “Jacek has been a key part of the Executive team throughout my time in the Company, contributing to the business turn-around behind the SAIL ‘22 strategic agenda. On behalf of the ExCom and all the employees, I would like to thank Jacek for his dedication, hard work and immense contribution to the Carlsberg Group. We thank Graham for his excellent work in the Asia region and wish him luck in his new role in Western Europe. We look forward to having Leo join the Carlsberg Group and the Executive Committee and wish him every success in his new role.”