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Roland van Bommel appointed chair of Asahi Australia

Asahi Beverages is delighted to announce that Roland van Bommel has been appointed as Chairman of Asahi Holdings Australia.

van Bommel joined the AHA Board in 2013. He has been Acting Chairman of AHA since December 2020 following the retirement of Peter Margin from the role.
van Bommel is one of Australia and New Zealand’s foremost beverage industry leaders, with significant international experience in senior executive roles. He is a former CEO of William Grant & Sons and Maxxium Worldwide.

He becomes chair of AHA at an exciting time, with Asahi Beverages now the leading beverages company in Australia and New Zealand following the successful integration of Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) in June last year, with CUB joining Asahi Lifestyle Beverages and Asahi Beverages New Zealand.

“I’m honoured by the opportunity, and energised by the challenge, of leading the AHA Board and ensuring we continue to achieve our ambitious growth targets and provide great jobs for our people. Under the leadership of Group CEO Robert Iervasi and his Executive Leadership Team we’re in a very strong position.

“The breadth of the Asahi Beverages business, manufacturing footprint and beverages portfolio gives us a great opportunity to deliver extraordinary results for our people, our partners, our customers, consumers and community,” said van Bommel.

“Roland’s deep understanding of our business and the broader beverages industry will ensure that we are positioned well to meet the challenges of the future,” said Asahi Beverages Group CEO Robert Iervasi.

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