Carlsberg is saying goodbye to Khalil Younes

Carlsberg is saying goodbye to Khalil Younes

Carlsberg has lined up a new head of global sales, marketing & innovation as the present incumbent prepares to leave the group.

Graham Fewkes, Carlsberg's commercial VP in Asia, will step up to the role on 1 April, the Danish brewer said earlier today (12 March). Fewkes will replace Khalil Younes, who has called time on his tenure with Carlsberg.

Fewkes, 46, joined Carlsberg in connection with the Scottish & Newcastle acquisition in 2008 and previously served as S&N's commercial representative in Eastern Europe. He has also worked for Grand Metropolitan and Foster's Brewing Group.

Carlsberg CEO Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen said: “Graham has played an important part in growing our Asian business and I admire his deep understanding of what it takes to develop the commercial agenda, as well as his strong operational experience across many markets in our three regions.”

Younes, 50, took on his current post in 2009 after 15 years with The Coca-Cola Co.