Carlsberg names Philip Hodges new chief of global supply chain

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Philip Hodges previously worked for food giant Mondélez

Carlsberg has appointed a new global supply chain head as it looks to optimise its logistical footprint.

Philip Hodges, who previously worked for food giant Mondélez, will take over as group executive VP for Supply Chain from 1 February. He replaces Peter Ernsting, who left the company at the end of last year.

Hodges has held senior executive and management roles in supply chain, general management, finance and strategy in a number of countries, including the US, UK, Italy and Singapore, Carlsberg said today.

Ernsting joined Carlsberg in 2011 as the company restructured to combat a weak economic outlook in Europe and sluggish demand for beer. Since then, the brewer has been hit by declining consumption in Russia, leading to further job cuts and some brewery closures.

Today’s announcement follows a raft of personnel changes in Europe for Carlsberg this month, including a new managing director for its Danish unit. Søren Brinck was appointed to the role of MD for Carlsberg Denmark.

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