Mr Lehmann has been promoted to the Executive Committee (ExCom) of Carlsberg A/S as Executive VP of Eastern Europe and also as CEO of Baltika, Carlsberg Group's company in Russia, wef 1st May 2019.
In his place, the dashing Greek, the new MD Ted Akiskalos, was welcomed at a glitzy event at Brixton 23, with free flow beers under the Carlsberg range. Mr Akiskalos makes a grand entrance on stage , igniting a beer fountain with dazzling pyrotechnics in the spirit of SEMPER ARDENS, (sounds like something from Game of Thrones, but actually it's Carlsberg's Latin Motto which means "always burning").
Mr Akiskalos had this to say, " I am most honored and humbled by this appointment because Malaysia which covers Singapore and an associate company in Sri Lanka, is one of the top three markets in Asia, in terms of profitability and growth. Taking over the helm from Lars, my intent is to continue our growth with our strong brand portfolio and win with our winning customers"
Mr Akiskalos brings with him 9 years experience, at aged 40, it is already his 3rd role as MD within the Carlsberg Group, from Sweden where he led the company back to double digit growth, and in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau where he transformed HK to be the market leader.
Of course we were lucky enough to have a tumpang glamour moment.
We look forward to many events with the dashing Ted Akiskalos at the helm.