Our management team
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.
He joined SABMiller in 2005 as Strategic Planning Director of Birra Peroni in Italy and led several SABMiller businesses in different regions as Managing Director (Slovakia, India and the Czech Republic).
Through the transition from SABMiller, through ABInbev and into Asahi, he was charged with leading the business in Central Europe.
Paolo has been the CEO of Asahi Breweries Europe Group since April 2017 and was appointed interim CEO of Asahi International since March 2020.
Gisela joined as Global Brands Portfolio Director in August 2017. The brand portfolio under her remit includes all our unrivalled premium beers from Asahi Super Dry, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Grolsch to Meantime and London Pride.
Prior to taking up her Global Brands role, she was the Marketing Director of our Dutch business, Royal Grolsch from 2013 to 2017; based at the brewery in Enschede, the Netherlands. She joined SABMiller in 2006 in South Africa, following a sales, shopper and brand marketing career at Unilever and Tiger Brands. She was responsible for Innovation and Brand Management of the major brands portfolio in the South African operation and then moved to the Group Marketing function as Global Innovation Platform manager, followed by various innovation roles, culminating in the role of Group Capability Director (Innovation and Brand Propositions).
Rohan is responsible for Finance, Treasury, Tax, Legal, Information Systems, Procurement, Internal Audit and Risk Management.
Prior to joining Asahi, Rohan was at SABMiller PLC where he was Chief Financial Officer of Birra Peroni, based in Italy since 2014. Rohan first joined SABMiller in 2002 as a member of the Group Accounting Team in South Africa and held a number of finance roles of increasing responsibility across multiple geographies, including Director of Finance in Russia and SABMiller Europe's Regional Financial Controller.
Rohan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rhodes University, an M.B.A. from Manchester University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Victoria joined Asahi UK Holdings in April 2019. Prior to this she spent over 21 years at Molson Coors Brewing Company.
She started her career in the commercial side of the business and moved across to focus on Strategy and Supply Chain, culminating in the role of VP UK and Ireland Supply Chain, covering manufacturing, logistics and end to end Supply Chain across the UK and Ireland business from 2014 to 2018.
Tim has been Managing Director of Asahi UK since January 2018, having joined the business as Sales Director in 2013.
Prior to working at Asahi UK, Tim was On-Trade and Wholesale Sales Director at ABInbev UK where he spent more than 21 years and began his early career in the beer industry.
Monika is responsible for corporate relations, communications, social and environmental responsibility and joined Asahi in September 2017.
Prior to joining the company, Monika was at SABMiller PLC where she was Global Head of Commercial Governance. Monika first joined SABMiller in 2006 as Director of Corporate Affairs at Dreher Breweries in Hungary and held a number of corporate affairs roles at SABMiller PLC after moving to the UK in 2010.
Monika led diverse corporate communications schemes at financial services and management consultancies before joining the brewing industry. Monika holds an MBA and has a postgraduate degree in business law.
Richard has been Managing Director of Asahi Premium Brands since February 2020, driving our super premium beer offers in key cities and 76+ markets from France to Russia and from Argentina to South Africa with our distributor and partner network. He joined Asahi as Global Premium Category Director in 2017.
Before Asahi, Richard had spent 17 years in the beer industry working for Whitbread, Interbrew, SABMiller and ABInBev. During this time Richard has worked across the globe in various global and local leadership roles across Sales, Category Management, Trade Marketing, Innovation and Brands Marketing.
Janice joined Asahi as Group HR Director in February 2018.
Before this, Janice spent 22 years with SABMiller working in various HR generalist and specialist roles in different countries around the world. These included living in South Africa, Russia, Australia and Colombia, as well as working across other countries in the Latin America Region as Regional Talent Director. Her last role at SABMiller was that of Human Resources Vice President for Colombia, based in Bogota.
In her early career, Janice worked for a development bank and beverage company, as well as an insurance company in South Africa. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours Degree in Industrial Psychology.
Kinyi joined Asahi International in March 2020 to drive our premium beer business across Asia.
Prior to joining Asahi, Kinyi was the Managing Director for SE Asia, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Middle East & Africa and Global Travel Retail at Treasury Wine Estates.
He has nearly 30 years’ experience in the FMCG industry across Asia and Europe, including over 23 years at The Coca-Cola Company with positions in general management, marketing and finance.