AFRICA: SABMiller combines Africa units, appoints leader
SABMiller announced the changes today
SABMiller is to merge its South Africa and Africa units with the head of the latter to lead the enlarged region.
Mark Bowman, currently MD of SABMiller Africa will assume responsibility for South Africa when the change takes place on 1 July, the company said today (7 April). Meanwhile, Norman Adami, chairman of the group's South Africa beverages business is to retire.
SABMiller CEO Alan Clark said: “We see significant advantages in managing all of our African businesses as one region. We believe there is strong potential for profitable growth in both beer and total beverages in Africa, and, by harnessing the skills of our South African and African business in a combined Africa region, we believe that we will be better placed to access growth prospects across the entire continent.”
Other changes include appointing Mauricio Leyva, MD of Beer South Africa, as chairman and MD of SAB Ltd in South Africa, reporting to Mark Bowman. Also on 1 July, John Ustas, the MD of Amalgamated Beverage Industries, the Group’s South African soft drinks business, will start reporting to Mark Bowman.
Adami, who will retire at the end of July, joined SAB in 1979 and was made president of Miller Brewing Company shortly after its acquisition in 2002. He returned to SAB Ltd in 2008 and became chairman in January last year.
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