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SABMiller appoints Shalabh Seth as MD, India

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Marketing | November 18, 2014
He will be taking over the new mandate from January 1st, 2015.

SABMiller India, the subsidiary of SABMiller plc, has appointed Shalabh Seth as managing director. He takes over the charge from Grant Liversage who is returning to South Africa.

Shalabh Seth

Seth joined SABMiller India in its early days during 2003 and has progressed through various senior roles in the organisation. He has been the sales director since October 2011 and will be taking over the new mandate from January 1, 2015.

His key responsibilities will include overseeing the company's operations, expansion and growth in the country and working towards building the business in the diverse and challenging Indian market by strengthening company's diversified and balanced portfolio of brands.

Speaking on the development, Ari Mervis, managing director - SABMiller Asia Pacific, says, "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Shalabh Seth to the position of Managing Director of SABMiller India. Shalabh is well suited for this position, having had a proven and successful track record in our India business."

Commenting on his new role, Seth notes, "Im really proud to have the opportunity to manage this company, which is an important player in the beer market. I look forward to working with the entire team and strengthening SABMiller India's vision and commitment to grow and add value in the country."

SABMiller India is the Indian arm of SABMiller plc., one of the world's largest brewers, and is also one of the leading brewers in India. The company serves the market with ten breweries across various states with popular brands such as Haywards 5000, Knock Out, Royal Challenge, Foster's, Indus Pride, Miller High Life and its super-premium international brand Peroni Nastro Azzurro.

SABMiller plc. is one of the world's leading brewers with more than 200 beer brands and some 70,000 employees in over 75 countries. The group's portfolio includes global brands such as Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft, Pilsner Urquell and Grolsch; as well as leading local brands such as Aguila (Colombia), Castle (South Africa), Miller Lite (USA), Snow (China), Victoria Bitter (Australia) and Tyskie (Poland). SABMiller also has a soft drinks businesse and is one of the world's largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products.

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