Carlsberg India Pvt. Ltd, the local arm of Danish brewer Carlsberg Group, has named Nilesh Patel as its new managing director for India. Patel replaces Michael N. Jensen, who will now be managing director for Myanmar.
Patel was most recently the Asia Pacific president for Avon Cosmetic Ltd and comes with management experience across Europe, West Asia and South Asia, including six years in India, Carlsberg said in a statement.
Before Avon, Patel was with US-based food firm H J Heinz Co. Ltd and served as the managing director for its India chapter for three years.
Jensen, who joined Carlsberg’s India operations in 2012 and was promoted managing director in 2014, is moving on to “replicate the success of India” in Myanmar, the company said, adding that Myanmar was a very important market.
This announcement comes barely two weeks after Carlsberg global chief executive officer Cees ’t Hart said on a call with investors that the company’s January to March quarter business in Asia was affected because of policy changes in India.