Carlsberg Malaysia appoints Stefano Clini as new MD

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KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 14): Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd has appointed Stefano Clini as its managing director, effective Oct 26.

Clini, an Italian aged 53, will succeed outgoing managing director Ted Akiskalos, the group announced in a statement today.

Clini’s portfolio will include managing the company’s operations in Malaysia and Singapore, as well as representing the company in Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC, Sri Lanka, as a board member.

Currently, Clini is also managing director of Carlsberg Vietnam Breweries Ltd, a position held since September 2017.

“Under his leadership, Carlsberg Vietnam has had a successful turnaround with record growth in both top- and bottom-line,” the group said.

Prior to joining Carlsberg Vietnam, Clini was managing director of British American Tobacco Malaysia Bhd, responsible for the Malaysia and Singapore operations from 2013 to 2016.

Carlsberg’s share price was 12 sen or 0.44% higher at RM27.50 as at 3pm today, for a market capitalisation of RM8.44 billion.