Carlsberg Malaysia Group appoints new MD

Carlsberg Malaysia Group has appointed Henrik Juel Anderson (pictured), to a senior position in Carlsberg Group, as managing director of Lao Brewery Company (LBC).

Taking effect on 1 July 2016, Anderson will succeed Kissana Vongsay, current managing director of LBC who will retire from the company in Laos. In his new role, Anderson will report directly to Graham Fewkes, executive vice president, Carlsberg Group, Asia and will be responsible for Carlsberg's joint venture partnership in Cambodia.

Lars Lehmann, current regional CEO of Western Europe Challenger Markets of the Carlsberg Group will be replacing his role as managing director at the Carlsberg Malaysia Group.

Fewkes commented: "Henrik has delivered excellent results throughout his three years at the Carlsberg Malaysia Group. He has grown our business in a challenging macro-environment and delivered excellent shareholder returns. He successfully boosted the performance of our premium portfolio brands, restructured the businesses in a way that has delivered strong margin growth and built an empowered senior management team in both Malaysia and Singapore."

"He will be missed by many colleagues and customers alike. The Carlsberg Group is very pleased to have such a seasoned leader to take over our business in Laos, one of the largest businesses in the Carlsberg Group and a crown jewel in our portfolio of companies”.

Dato’ Lim Say Chong, chairman of Carlsberg Malaysia Group said: “Henrik Juel Andersen has made significant improvements in driving the Malaysia and Singapore operations despite a more challenging operating environment in the last few years. His foresight and strong industry knowledge have helped the Company to turn challenges into growth opportunities.  He led the Malaysia and Singapore operations into sustainable growth in revenue and profits year-on-year.”

“I am pleased to announce that Lars Lehmann will succeed Henrik Juel Andersen as our Managing Director, effective 1 July 2016. Throughout his 13 years with the Carlsberg Group, Lehmann has undertaken various senior commercial and general management positions across the Carlsberg Group most recently as regional CEO for Western Europe Challenger markets and Export & License division, with a total turnover of RM 6 billion.” Chong added.