SABMiller - Senior Management Changes
4 August 2008
04 Aug 2008
SABMiller announces today that Johann Nel, Human Resources Director, will be retiring from the company in the coming months. As a result the following appointments are made, effective 1 October 2008.
Tony van Kralingen is appointed Director of Human Resources and Supply Chain for the SABMiller Group. Tony is currently Managing Director and Chairman of SAB Ltd, with functional responsibility for group technical and sourcing. In addition to leading the Human Resources function and bringing greater executive focus to the strategically important technical and sourcing functions, in his new role Tony will focus on ensuring that the group maximises value through leveraging its global scale.
Norman Adami, previously President and CEO SABMiller Americas, will return to SABMiller to assume the position of Managing Director and Chairman of SAB Ltd in South Africa. The personal circumstances that led to Norman’s early retirement have now been resolved to the extent that he is able to resume a senior leadership role in South Africa.
Commenting on the announcement, Graham Mackay, Chief Executive, said:
“We are fortunate in having a high calibre candidate like Tony to take up this challenging new position. Tony’s career began in Human Resources and he has extensive experience of the discipline from his subsequent functional and line management roles. He leaves SAB Ltd well positioned to meet new competitor and growth challenges.
“I am delighted to welcome Norman back into the SABMiller leadership team. His experience in the USA and long standing knowledge of the South African market ensure that he is well placed to lead SAB Ltd in the face of challenging market circumstances.
“Johann Nel has made an exceptional contribution to SABMiller in the past six years and he leaves behind a strong Human Resource function that continues to serve as a core strategic business partner and competitive advantage for the SABMiller Group.
“I respect Johann’s desire to retire and to return to South Africa as a personal choice and wish him and his wife Gina success and happiness in this new phase of their lives.”
Notes to Editors
Tony van Kralingen (50) was appointed Managing Director, SAB Ltd in 2003. He is also responsible for the Global Technical function and Chairman of the Global Sourcing Council. He joined SAB Ltd in 1982 and has held a number of senior positions in the group. These include Managing Director, Plzeňskỳ Prazdroj A.S., Marketing Director, SAB Ltd and Operations Director (Northern Region), SAB Ltd.
Norman Adami (53) joined SAB Ltd in 1979 and has held a number of senior positions in the group. These include Regional Director, Operations Director, Managing Director and Chairman, SAB Ltd, and President and Chief Executive Officer, Miller Brewing Company. In 2006 he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, SABMiller Americas. Norman retired from full service with the Company on 30 November 2007
About SABMiller plc
SABMiller plc is one of the world’s largest brewers with brewing interests and distribution agreements across six continents. The group’s wide portfolio of brands includes premium international beers such as Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell, as well as market-leading local brands such as Aguila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow and Tyskie. SABMiller is also one of the largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the world.
In the year ended 31 March 2008, the group reported US$3,639 million in adjusted pre-tax profit and revenue of US$21,410 million. SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.
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