Starting from May 1st, Roberto Follacchio has assumed the role of HR Vice President at Ursus Breweries. Previously, Roberto held the position of Senior HR Business Partner Commercial at Birra Peroni Italia, part of Asahi Europe & International, gaining extensive experience in supporting commercial functions. Additionally, Roberto played a crucial role in the digital transformation process of Birra Peroni’s HR department.
“This appointment is an honor for me, and I am grateful for the new opportunity for professional development. The team in Romania has achieved extraordinary results, and holding the Top Employer certification for the third consecutive year confirms that we already have the highest standards in terms of human resources policies locally. I am prepared to contribute my know-how and work alongside my new team to continue the existing successful projects and develop new initiatives to help each of our colleagues realize their potential. We want them to have a great working experience every day and create valuable connections with members of the local community, our customers, and consumers, on every occasion,” stated Roberto Follacchio.
Before joining Asahi Europe & International, Roberto spent 10 years in the British American Tobacco team, holding various roles first in Italy, then in Chile (HRBP Commercial), and later becoming the Talent & OE Manager for the Southern Cone Zone (Chile, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia). In 2018, he returned to Italy, where he served as HRBP for the Southern Europe region, overseeing the hub for the commercial area in Mediterranean markets (Italy, Spain, Greece, and others). Among the significant projects he coordinated during his time at Birra Peroni, before joining the Ursus Breweries team, were the design and implementation of flexible work practices, as well as the coordination of employee support activities during the pandemic restrictions. Additionally, his recent responsibilities included coordinating projects focused on the organization’s commercial evolution, and in 2022, he focused on the digital transformation of the HR department.
Previously, the role of Vice President of Human Resources at Ursus Breweries was held for 5 years by Zuzana Balejová, who became the new Director of Human Resources for the Czech, Slovak, German, and Austrian cluster of Asahi Europe & International.