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Appointment of Deputy Chief Executive (Beverage Business) at Simonds Farsons Cisk plc 9/12/2022

Appointment of Deputy Chief Executive (Beverage Business) at Simonds Farsons Cisk plc

Simonds Farsons Cisk plc has announced the appointment of Mr Michael Farrugia as Deputy Chief Executive (Beverage Business) with effect from 1 September 2022.

Mr Farrugia will work more closely with Mr Norman Aquilina, Group Chief Executive, in the overall running of the Group’s Beverage Business and will continue to assume direct responsibility for Operations, The Brewhouse and International Business Development. This appointment is part of the Group’s strategic plans for its further growth and development.

Mr Norman Aquilina, Chief Executive Officer, said, “An intrinsic part in the success of any organization lies in its ability to ensure it not only maintains the resources and resilience to deliver the desired results for the foreseeable future, but also way beyond. Therefore, with a view towards maintaining the Group’s overall positive performance and ensure the continued focus on our strategic vision, a number of key decisions are needed, with Michael’s appointment certainly being one of them. His appointment will give the Group added focus on the beverage business and have no doubt that Michael’s experience and enthusiasm will serve him well, along with the Group’s ambitions for further growth.”

Speaking of his appointment, Mr Farrugia commented, “I am naturally proud to assume this new role of responsibility and look forward to building on the great achievements and long legacy of the Farsons beverage business both locally and internationally.”

Mr Farrugia joined the Farsons Group in 2006 and has successfully assumed a wide range of responsibilities across the Group’s business units and operations. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Farrugia served as Executive Director (Operations and Business Development) playing a leading role in numerous projects, innovations and capital investments undertaken by the Group including the regeneration of the former Farsons brewery and The Brewhouse/Trident Park project. Mr Farrugia has been a Director of the Farsons Group since 2011, is a Director and Chairman of Farsons Beverage Imports Company Ltd, a Trustee of the Farsons Foundation, a Director of Trident Estates plc., as well as Multigas Limited and Multigas Sales Limited.

Mr. Farrugia completed his secondary and tertiary education in the United Kingdom and graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Master’s degree in European History before obtaining a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Warwick.