Chief Executive Officer
Paolo started his career in ExxonMobil in 1987, working in increasingly senior commercial and country leadership roles in the UK, France, across Africa, India and Italy for 18 years. In 2005, he joined SABMiller as Strategic Planning Director in the Birra Peroni business in Italy. He has worked in a number of increasingly more senior and strategically important roles and has led several of SABMiller businesses in different regions (Slovakia, India, and the Czech Republic) as Managing Director. Through the transition from SABMiller, through ABInbev and into Asahi, Paolo was charged with leading the business in Central Europe. Since April 2017, he has been the CEO of Asahi Breweries Europe Group (ABEG). In March 2020, Paolo became the CEO of Asahi International Limited and in November 2021 Paolo began leading the newly created entity Asahi Europe & International (AEI).
Chief Financial Officer
Andrew started his career in 1990, working for the New Zealand Department of Inland Revenue as an Investigating Accountant, then joining PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1995, working in progressively more senior tax roles in the New Zealand & UK practices. In 2002, he moved to Sony Corporation in the role of European Tax Director, then joining SABMiller as European Tax Manager in 2005. He quickly progressed to leading SABMiller’s finance functions as the Finance Director for Russia (2008), Czech Republic & Slovakia (2012) and Poland (2015). Through the transition from SABMiller, through AB InBev and into Asahi, he was charged with leading the finance function as the CFO of Central Europe. In April 2017, Andrew became Chief Finance Officer of Asahi in Europe and later Chief Financial Officer of Asahi Europe & International.
Chief Marketing Officer
Grant started his career in 1997 in MARS, and over the following 8 years, he worked in a number of European roles. In 2005, Grant joined SABMiller in Hungary, and then worked in progressively more complex Marketing Director roles in Spain and Romania, before he became Marketing Director for Plzensky Prazdroj in 2012. He took on additional responsibilities for Slovakia and company strategy in 2014. In 2017, Grant became Marketing Director of Asahi in Europe responsible for marketing strategy in five CEE countries, as well as for international expansion of our brands, and following this was appointed Chief Marketing Officer of the newly created entity Asahi Europe & International.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Catherine started her career in Thames Water in 1995, moving to Cadbury in 1999, where she worked in various senior HR roles in the UK before moving to Melbourne as HRD for the Australia and New Zealand Cadbury Businesses in 2008. In 2012, she joined SABMiller as a Regional Head of OD Europe at their Europe Hub in Switzerland for 2 years before moving to Prague as the HRD for the Czech and Slovak Businesses.
Transitioning from SABMiller, through AB InBev and into Asahi, she became Regional HRD for Asahi Europe, then following a number of restructures became Chief HR Officer for Asahi Europe & International covering, Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Drahomíra started her career working for the banking sector in Slovakia. In 2000, she joined Plzensky Prazdroj in Slovakia, and worked in a variety of Corporate Affairs roles, before becoming Corporate Affairs Director in the Czech Republic in 2010. She played a key role in the integration of the Czech and Slovak businesses and contributed to strengthening a positive reputation of Prazdroj as the most responsible company in the Czech Republic. She was also seconded to SABMiller in India to support them with their long-term CA strategy. Drahomíra became Corporate Affairs Director of Asahi Europe in 2017 and following this Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of the newly created Asahi Europe & International in 2021.
Chief Supply Chain Officer
David started his career in 1998 in a start-up company producing nutraceutics in France. In 2001, he joined the beer business in Scottish & Newcastle where he held various positions in innovation and in manufacturing. In 2008, he joined Carlsberg as the Group product Innovation Director (beer, cider, water, soft drinks), before moving to Operations where he led successfully Production functions in Western Europe (11 plants across 9 markets), Production & Quality functions in Asia (59 plants across 9 countries) and the end to end operations for Malaysia/Singapore. In 2017, David became Vice President Operations for Danone Water Indonesia, managing 10.000 people across 37 plants and 16 Distribution Centres. In February 2021, David joined Asahi Europe & International as Chief Supply Chain Officer.