Asia Pacific Breweries has appointed a new general manager for its subsidiary in Laos.

The company, a joint venture between Heineken and Fraser & Neave, said today (9 July) that Ronnie Teo will assume the position at Lao Asia Pacific Breweries (LAPB) from Monday (13 July). No details were immediately available about who Teo was replacing, or why.

As general manager at LAPB, Teo will be responsible for the overall management of strategic and operational matters such as sales and commercial activities of the company's beer brands, technical and business development, APB said.

Teo joined APB in 1994, and spent his first 12 years in sales and marketing of APB's beer brands, including Heineken and Tiger, in Singapore and China. He was also responsible for the launch of new products such as Baron's Strong Brew in Singapore and Tiger Crystal in China and Thailand.

In 2006, he joined Thai Asia Pacific Brewery where he later became general manager (commercial).

Last year, APB completed the construction of a new brewery in Laos. APB owns 68% of LAPB, with the Government of Laos owning 25% and SBK Consultant Ltd accounting for the remaining 7%.