UPDATE/CHINA: SABMiller JV appoints new chairman

By | 13 August 2009

SABMiller's China joint venture, China Resources Snow Breweries, has appointed SABMiller's Asia chief as its new chairman.

Ari Mervis will continue in his post as managing director of SABMiller Asia, while also becoming chairman of CR Snow Breweries with immediate effect, SABMiller said.

Mervis replaces Gert Goedhals, who has held the post since 2004. A reason for Goedhals' departure was not given.

SABMiller and China Resources Enterprise Ltd have held CR Snow Breweries as a joint venture since 1994.

Earlier this year, CR Snow signed deals to buy four breweries in China within a month. CR Snow volume sales rose 7% in the 12 months to the end of March, SABMiller's most recent fiscal year, with sales of the Snow brand rising 19% to more than 60m hectolitres.

just-drinks has updated this story after wrongly reporting that Ari Mervis will leave his post as MD of SABMiller Asia.

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Companies: SABMiller

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