Carlsberg Malaysia appoints Akiskalos managing director


Theodoros Akiskalos

Theodoros Akiskalos

PETALING JAYA: Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd has appointed Theodoros (Ted) Akiskalos as managing director, succeeding Lars Lehmann who has been promoted as executive vice president, Eastern Europe of Carlsberg group, effective May 1.

In a statement, Carlsberg Malaysia said Akiskalos, a Greek aged 40 is currently the managing director of Carlsberg Sweden.

Prior to joining the Carlsberg Group, Akiskalos was associate principal of McKinsey & Company based in Boston, USA.

Lehmann, 52, has been appointed as a new member in the executive committee of Carlsberg A/S (Carlsberg Group) as executive vice president, eastern Europe, effective May 1. The role includes the position as CEO of Baltika, Carlsberg Group’s company in Russia.

Chairman Datuk William Toh Ah Wah said: “Lehmann has delivered outstanding results for our Malaysia and Singapore operations over the last 3 years. Under his leadership, the Malaysia business had a record performance in 2018 with top-and bottom-line growth in all four quarters, whilst our Singapore operations have successfully been turned around and are now accelerating growth.”

“I wish to congratulate Lehmann on his appointment to the ExCom of Carlsberg Group and thank him for his outstanding contributions in driving high-performing culture amongst our people as well as leading the company with a focus on great innovations, relevant consumer activations and excellent product quality. He will be greatly missed by many colleagues, customers and shareholders alike as he takes on the Eastern Europe region and head the Russian business as CEO,” Toh added.

“I am pleased to announce Akiskalos will succeed Lehmann as our new managing director effective May 1, 2019. Throughout his nine years with the Carlsberg Group, Ted has delivered excellent results in driving growth and leading various transformational projects. 

“Under his leadership as MD, Carlsberg Sweden returned to growth in top- and bottom-line in all categories of beer, soft drinks and water whilst Carlsberg Hong Kong became the market leader and grew profits significantly,” Toh said.