Director of group strategy and corporate development and a member of the group’s executive committee, De Lorenzo has been the acting CFO since February 19, 2015.
Chairman John Manser, said: “The board considered a number of high quality internal and external candidates, and concluded that Domenic was the best-qualified for the role. He has a strong track record in his previous positions within the group, which has given him deep experience of developing our business and our people, and shaping our strategy. He is a highly capable executive and will be a valuable addition to the board.”
Chief executive Alan Clark said: “Dom proved an outstanding candidate for appointment as chief financial officer and will hit the ground running after a strong five months acting in the role. He has quickly made a positive impact and built a high level of credibility and community in our finance team, and with our senior business leaders, our executive committee, and our board. I look forward to continuing to work with Dom as we pursue our vision to make SABMiller the most admired beverage company in the world.”
Domenic De Lorenzo assumed responsibility in August 2014 for group strategy alongside his previous responsibilities as director of corporate finance and development. He is a chartered accountant by training and has been closely involved in the group’s finance strategy since his appointment to the group’s executive committee in 2011.
He is a 19-year veteran of the group, having originally joined SABMiller's corporate finance team in 1996 from UAL Investment Bank in South Africa. During his career with SABMiller, he has been involved in many of its key transactions, including Pilsner Urquell, Miller Brewing Company, Peroni, Bavaria, Grolsch, the formation of the MillerCoors joint venture and the Foster’s acquisition.