Paolo Lanzarotti

CEO Asahi Breweries Europe Group

Paolo started his career in ExxonMobil in 1987, working in increasingly senior Commercial and Country leadership roles in the UK, France, India and Italy for 18 years. He joined SABMiller in 2005 as Strategic Planning Director of Birra Peroni in Italy and led several SABMiller businesses in different regions as Managing Director (Slovakia, India and the Czech Republic).

He managed successful integration of Czech and Slovak businesses of SABMiller, and through the transition from SABMiller, through ABInbev and into Asahi, he was charged with leading the business in Central Europe. Paolo has been the CEO of Asahi Breweries Europe Group since April 2017 and is now responsible for 15 breweries across seven production markets in Europe (Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia). He speaks English, Italian and French.