Castel Malawi has appointed Gilles Leclerc as its new Managing Director.
Leclerc takes over the mantle from Olivier Renson, barely a year after the company officially bought majority stakes in the then Carlsberg from conglomerate Press Corporation Limited (PCL).
In a statement, Castel said Renson left Castel on May 11 2018.
“Gilles Leclerc is the new Managing Director. He supersedes Mr Olivier Renson who left Castel Malawi on 11th May 2018,” reads the statement in part.
The statement rates Leclerc as a manager with vast experience.
Among others, Leclerc has worked as director of finance for the Cuca Brewery in Angola and as managing director for Nocal Brewery in Angola, according to the statement.
In an interview yesterday, Leclerc said he will focus on delivering quality products to customers.
“Customers and consumers are at the heart of every decision we make.
Listening and respecting our customers and consumers is one of our most important values shared among all employees within the group Castel Malawi.”
“We wish to assure you that we will keep up our efforts to provide probably the best beer in the world in the “Warm heart of Africa,” Leclerc said.
Castel has in recent months been rocked by complaints from consumers on poor product delivery.
In January this year, the company recalled over 18,000 bottles of Sobo Orange squash from the market as it was unsafe for human consumption.
Recently, some Carlsberg beer imbibers have been complaining on social media about the sour taste of the liquor.