DB Breweries has announced that Jo Mitchell is stepping into the company as director of marketing, while Sean O’Donnell is heading overseas to take up an International Brands role at the Heineken regional office in Singapore.
Mitchell comes from her position as marketing director for McDonalds and will be replacing Sean O’Donnell who is heading to Singapore to take up the position of International Brand Director, Tiger, based at Heineken APAC office.
Krithik Ranganathan also joins DB from Goodman Fielder (NZ), where he has been the Head of Finance and a key member of the Executive Team.
He replaces Witold Kramarz, who has been living in New Zealand for the past four years while serving as Finance Director at DB.
Managing Director, Peter Simons, commented on the changes: “DB has been incredibly fortunate in its existing Executive Team, with Sean and Witold bringing immense value to the leadership table. Their next roles within Heineken are a huge testament to them and the opportunities available within our global organisation.
“At the same time, we’re looking forward to welcoming Jo and Krithik. Both leaders have incredible credentials and we are grateful they have chosen DB for the next step in their respective careers. I’m confident they’ll settle in quickly and play a central role as we build for the future. Their perspective, expertise, and fresh eyes will be invaluable.”