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DB introduces two new executive team members

Jo Mitchell (L) replaces Sean O’Connell (R) as Marketing Director

DB Breweries has announced two new members to its Executive Team: Jo Mitchell joins the brewer as its new Marketing Director, while Krithik Ranganathan comes on as Finance Director.

Jo Mitchell is leaving her post as Director of Marketing at McDonalds Restaurants Ltd to take up the role at DB.

She has been at McDonald’s for just over seven years, initially as National Marketing Manager and then as Director of Marketing since 2016.

She will be replacing Sean O’Donnell (pictured above) who is heading to Singapore to take up the position of International Brand Director, Tiger, based at HEINEKEN’s APAC office.

Krithik Ranganathan joins DB from Goodman Fielder (NZ), where he has been the Head of Finance and a key member of the Executive Team.

Prior to joining Goodman Fielder, Ranganathan held numerous senior finance roles in the FMCG industry in New Zealand, Australia, India, and the UK.

He replaces Witold Kramarz, who has been living in New Zealand for the past four years while serving as Finance Director at DB. He is leaving New Zealand to take up another Finance Director role within the HEINEKEN network. 

“DB has been incredibly fortunate in its existing Executive Team, with Sean and Witold bringing immense value to the leadership table,” says DB Managing Director, Peter Simons.

“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.”

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