Jesper Bjorn Madsen Leaves Carlsberg

Carlsberg Asia’s Senior Vice President Jesper Bjørn Madsen will step down and leave the Carlsberg Group. A search for his successor is under way, Carlsberg says in a statement released 15 January 2009.

Jesper Bjørn Madsen, 55, joined Carlsberg’s international division in 1984. In 1995, he was appointed General Manager for Carlsberg Brewery Hong Kong Ltd. and later he became member of the Executive Board of Carlsberg Asia Pte. Ltd. before assuming the position as Senior Vice President responsible for Asia.

Carlsberg’s statement is mostly about the appointment of two new members of Carlsberg’s Executive Committee, Mr. Khalil Yones who has been appointed Senior Vice President, Group Innovation, Sales & Marketing and Mr. Nils Østbirk who has been appointed Senior Vice President, Western Europe. Khalil Younes will start at Carlsberg 1 February and Nils Østbirk will start 1 March. They replace Vice President Jan Hillesland and Senior Vice President Alex Myers respectively. Consequently both will be leaving the Carlsberg Group,

About Jesper Bjørn Madsen’s departure from Carlsberg, the statement says:

“Senior Vice President Jesper Bjørn Madsen who is responsible for the Asia Region has during a number of years been key in building and developing Carlsberg’s presence in the region through partnerships and acquisitions, but with the current scale in Asia the future focus will also be on strong operational execution and to further increase brand development. As a consequence of this step change in the region, Jesper Bjørn Madsen will step down and leave the Carlsberg Group.  A search for his successor is under way.”
 
Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen, President & CEO of the Carlsberg Group, adds a personal statement, saying:


“I would like to thank Alex Myers, Jan Hillesland and Jesper Bjørn Madsen for their significant contribution to Carlsberg where they all have had key roles in the development of the Group. We wish them all the best for the future.” 

Carlsberg has an impressive list of affiliated companies in Asia:

Vietnam
South-East Asia Brewery Ltd., Hanoi, Vietnam (60%)
International Beverages Distributors Ltd., Hanoi, Vietnam (60%)
Hue Brewery Ltd., Hue, Vietnam (50%)
Halong Beer and Beverage, Vietnam (100%)


Singapore:
Carlsberg Asia Pte Ltd., Singapore (100%)
Brewery Invest Pte. Ltd, Singapore (100%)
Carlsberg Singapore Pte. Ltd., Singapore (100%)
Carlsberg Marketing (Singapore) Pte Ltd., Singapore (100%)
Cambrew Pte Ltd, Singapore (100%)
South Asian Breweries Pvt Ltd, Singapore (100%)


Cambodia:
Cambrew Ltd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (100%)


Laos:
Lao Brewery Co. Ltd., Vientiane, Laos (50%)


Malaysia:
Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia (51%)
Carlsberg Marketing Sdn BHD, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia (100%)
Euro Distributors Sdn BHD, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia (100%)


Sri Lanka:
The Lion Brewery Ceylon, Biyagama, Sri Lanka (25%)


India:
South Asian Breweries Pvt Ltd, India (100%)


Nepal:
Gorkha Brewery Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal (50%)


China:
Tibet Lhasa Brewery Company Limited, Lhasa, Tibet, China (33%)
Xin Jiang Wusu Beer Co. Ltd., Urumqi, Xinjiang, China (60%)
Lanzhou Huanghe Jianjiang Brewery Company Limited, China (30%)
Qinghai Huanghe Jianjiang Brewery Company Ltd., Xining, Qinghai, China (33%)
Jiuquan West Brewery Company Ltd., Jiuquan, Gansu, China (30%)
Gansu Tianshui Benma Brewery Company Ltd., Tianshui, Gansu, China (30%)
Carlsberg Brewery Hong Kong Ltd., Hong Kong, China (100%)
Carlsberg Brewery Guangdong Ltd., Huizhou, China (99%)
Tsingtao Beer Shanghai Songjiang Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China (25%)
Carlsberg Hong Kong Ltd., Hong Kong, China (100%)
Kunming Huashi Brewery Company Ltd., Kunming, China (100%)
Caretech Ltd, Hong Kong, China (50%)
Dali Beer (Group) Limited Company, Dali, China (100%)

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