Amber Beverage Group (ABG) is expanding globally and is focused on improving presence in its core markets. Therefore the ABG team from November 1st 2018 has welcomed Walter Kooijman in the newly created role of the Managing Director of EMEIA & Global Travel Retail.
Walter will lead the development of ABGs core brands and will execute a growth strategy in the EMEIA region and in Global Travel Retail.
Walter has extensive international sales experience gained over more than 20 years in executive roles in flagship beverage companies like Roust, Remy-Cointreau and Lucas Bols. He has a considerable track record in growing international sales and developing brands, as well as a wide spectrum of working experience in the Netherlands, France, UK and China.
Walter has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands and is fluent in Dutch, English, Spanish and French.
Amber Beverage Group is a vertically integrated international adult beverage company. It operates internationally from its head office in Luxembourg and through its production and distribution companies in Russia, Mexico, the UK, Australia, and the Baltics – its historical home.
ABG employs over 2200 people who help to produce, bottle, market, distribute, export and retail some of the world’s most iconic beverages. ABG core brands are Cross Keys Gin®, Riga Black Balsam®, Moskovskaya Vodka®, Rooster Rojo Tequila® and Cosmopolitan Diva® and its wholly owned portfolio of over 180 brands have significant market leading positions in many of the 70 markets ABG is active in.