Devro appoints Asahi’s Cummings as its new CFO

Glasgow-based sausage skin and food collagen products firm Devro said on Wednesday that Rohan Cummings will join the board of the company as executive director and chief financial officer on December 1, 2020.

Jackie Callaway will step down as executive director and chief financial officer on November 30, 2020, as she is leaves Devro to become CFO of Coats Group plc.

Cummings is currently the chief financial officer of Asahi International, part of Asahi Group Holdings, the Japanese global beer, spirits, soft drinks and food business group.

From 2002 until 2016 Cummings spend 14 years in SABMiller in a range of finance roles and in that period lived and worked in Italy, Slovakia, Switzerland, Russia, the UK and South Africa.

“Rohan played an important role in the carve out of the businesses acquired by Asahi Group in 2016 as part of the ABInbev acquisition of SABMiller and is a commercially focussed finance leader with a track record of making significant contributions to successful growth initiatives across a number of businesses in both mature and emerging markets,” said Devro.

Devro CEO Rutger Helbing said: “I am delighted to welcome Rohan to Devro.

“With his broad finance and international background, as well as his strong track record of helping businesses to grow, I look forward to Rohan using that experience to contribute towards delivering Devro’s 3Cs strategy and growth ambition.

“I would also like to thank Jackie for her contribution over the last few years and wish her well in her future endeavours.”

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