SABMiller India has elevated Darioush Afzali to the position of marketing director. In his new role, Afzali will be responsible for the management of the entire brand portfolio of SABMiller India that includes Foster’s, Haywards 5000, Knockout, Royal Challenge, Miller High Life and Indus Pride. He replaces Derek Jones, who has moved on to a new assignment within the SABMiller group. Afzali will be report to Paolo Lanzarotti, managing director, SABMiller India.
Prior to this development, Afzali was general manager, trade marketing and key accounts of SABMiller’s South African business.
Commenting on his appointment, Lanzarotti said, “Given Darioush’s passion for marketing and his professional expertise built across several international markets, he will definitely be an added asset to our management. We are delighted to have him part of our team and we look forward to his innings with our brands in India.”
Afzali said, “I am very excited about my new role and I look forward to working on the next chapter of building our brands in India.”