Global brewer Molson Coors has named Zahir Ibrahim as controller, effective 1 October 2011. Ibrahim will replace Bill Waters, who was named as chief corporate strategy officer in January, but has continued to serve in his role as controller until this appointment. Ibrahim has been with Molson Coors since 2007, serving in various finance roles in the company’s UK business.
Most recently, Ibrahim served as vice president of commercial finance, where he was responsible for providing accounting and financial support to the company’s UK sales and marketing operations. Earlier, he served as vice president of UK financial planning and control. His responsibilities included leading accounting and compliance processes, providing insight and analysis on financial performance, as well as developing operating plans that integrate tax, risk and treasury management.
Prior to joining Molson Coors, Ibrahim spent eight years in the US where he was the divisional chief financial officer (CFO) for two global businesses in the electronics and chemicals industries. He also served as controller for Pirelli Tire North America and Pirelli UK Truck business. Ibrahim has a BA in Economics and Accounting from the University of Sheffield and an MBA from the University of Warwick.
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