SABMiller India, the wholly owned Subsidiary of SABMiller plc, has announced the appointment of Paolo Lanzarotti as the new Managing Director of the company. Paolo Lanzarotti has taken over from Jean-Marc Delpon de Vaux who was previously heading the company’s operations in India. Paolo’s key responsibilities will include overseeing the group’s operations, expansion and growth in the country and working towards building the SABMiller brands in the diverse and challenging Indian market.
Paolo is no stranger to India, residing here between 2000 and 2003 initially in the role of CEO of IndoMobil Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between ExxonMobil and IOC and thereafter CEO of ExxonMobil Lubricants Pvt Ltd. Paolo joined SABMiller in 2005 in Italy as Strategic Planning Director and subsequently Sales and Distribution Director of the Birra Peroni business. In 2008, he moved to Slovakia as Managing Director of SABMiller’s operation there, Pivovary Topvar.
On the eve of his appointment, Paolo Lanzarotti, Managing Director, SABMiller India said, “I am excited and privileged to have been given this opportunity and I am looking forward to building a leadership position here in India. Indian markets are in a very important stage of evolution where I believe the combination of our experience internationally coupled with the passion and talent within our local business can be leveraged to continue the drive for focused growth for SABMiller India as well as for our customers across India.
Paolo is a post graduate from Kings College, University of London and has completed his Masters from the Open University, England. He is married and has two children.