Roy Bagattini joined Carlsberg from SABMiller in 2009

Roy Bagattini joined Carlsberg from SABMiller in 2009

The senior VP at Carlsberg's Asia division is set to leave the company.

The brewer confirmed earlier this week that Roy Bagattini will step down from the role in June to join Levi Strauss & Co as executive VP & president of commercial operations for Asia Pacific. Carlsberg is in the process of recruiting a replacement for Bagattini.

As well as vacating the position in Asia, Bagattini will also quit his place on the firm's executive committee. He joined Carlsberg from SABMiller in 2009.

“I am sorry that Roy has chosen to leave Carlsberg,” said company president & CEO Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen. “During his time in charge, he has established a strong regional leadership team and grown the business threefold, both in terms of size and profitability.”

Following Bagattini's departure, Buhl Rasmussen will assume his responsibilities until a replacement has been found.