Akiyoshi Koji, chief executive officer of Asahi Group Holdings Ltd., during an interview in Tokyo on Thursday October 24, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg

Asahi’s chief executive defends his strategy of spending US$22 billion to build a beer empire to sell Japanese brew

  • While other top brewers move into high-growth regions such as China and Southeast Asia, Asahi has been buying breweries in all corners of the globe, most recently in Europe and Australia
  • Asahi’s CEO Akiyoshi Koji has been the driving force behind more than US$20 billion in acquisitions
Topic |   Mergers & Acquisitions

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Akiyoshi Koji, chief executive officer of Asahi Group Holdings Ltd., during an interview in Tokyo on Thursday October 24, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg
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