Carlsberg Appoints Dalsgaard as CFO in New Management Teamby and
Dalsgaard was finance chief at Danish facility management co.
Brewer set to announce strategic review this quarter
Carlsberg A/S, which last year parted with both its chief executive officer and chief financial officer, has appointed Heine Dalsgaard as its new head of finance.
Dalsgaard, a Danish citizen born in 1971, will join no later than Aug. 1 after holding a similar position at ISS A/S, a facility-services company, the Copenhagen-based brewer said in a statement Thursday. The job opened up when Joern P. Jensen left the company in September after a 15-year tenure.
Dalsgaard will team up with Dutchman Cees ’t Hart, who in June became Carlsberg’s first non-Danish CEO. Since joining in June, ’t Hart has announced 2,000 job cuts as the brewer seeks to increase profitability and wean its performance off Russia’s shrinking beer market. The world’s fourth-largest beermaker has signaled it has little appetite for acquisitions even after Anheuser-Busch InBev NV agreed to acquire SABMiller Plc in the industry’s largest deal ever last year.
The company is no longer seeking to be the world’s fastest-growing brewer and has no acquisition plans, Chairman Flemming Besenbacher told Danish newspaper Berlingske on Monday. The comments damped speculation that Carlsberg would bid for SABMiller’s Peroni and Grolsch brands as Anheuser-Busch InBev divests assets.
Carlsberg is due to communicate the results of a strategic review to investors at the end of the first quarter.