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Asahi Europe & International is part of Asahi Group Holdings, a global beer, spirits, soft drinks and food group with leading positions in European and Asia-Pacific markets, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan. As of November 2020, Asahi Europe & International Group runs 19 production facilities in 8 countries across Europe, and is the custodian of some of the best beer brands in the world, including Asahi Super Dry, Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch and Kozel. Within the Asahi Group, the remit of Asahi Europe and International is also to develop and manage all export markets globally, outside of Japan and Oceania. Covering 90 markets and with over 10,000 passionate colleagues on board, the business is well positioned to inspire people around the world to drink better.

Corporate Governance Counsel


Job characteristics

The Corporate Governance Counsel is responsible for the corporate secretarial agenda, including corporate governance of the AEI group, subsidiaries management and corporate legal activities related to reporting to the shareholder. The role is further responsible for driving of consistency in group wide policies, preparation of group related corporate reporting, support of the audit committees and other group management bodies.

Please take note this is a Maternity Leave cover


Job specifics

  • Ensuring the corporate governance for AEI holding companies, service companies (including the HUB entity), the operating companies and the trading companies. Ensuring the statutory legal filings for the AEI entities including instructing the third party management companies. Maintaining the corporate archive of the AEI Group.
  • Providing support and facilitating the Annual General Meetings and Board of Directors' Meetings of the AEI service companies and providing support for the operating countries. Drafting /coordinating preparation of the underlying documents.
  • Organizing for directors & officers changes within the AEI and support for the operating countries. Development and delivery of the directors and officers trainings across assigned countries.
  • Support for the D&O Indemnification procedure. Organizing for the incorporation of new entities, branches, rep. offices. Managing the change of corporate address, business purpose, articles of association (by-laws) of the AEI service companies and support for the operating countries. Dealing with the Commercial Register/Trade Registry Excerpts of the group entities. Organizing and managing the agenda of distribution of the Copies of Corporate documents incl. legalization/apostille
  • Actively participating, driving and contributing to strategic initiatives and projects which have a significant impact. Identifying opportunities and savings in group management; suggesting plans and strategies for improvement for performance of the in the management of the group companies.
  • Creating the company data sheets providing for the information on AEI companies, organizing for regular reporting of the subsidiaries of any changes, regularly refreshing the company data sheets. Creating, maintaining and updating the database of the corporate resolutions, board meetings, governance meetings decisions within AEI
  • Preparation and maintenance of the Delegation of Authority for the HUB entity, providing support for management of the individual Delegation of Authorities in the operating countries. Preparation, maintenance and update of the Terms of Reference from AGHL to AEI and from AEI to the operating entities. Preparation of the Annual Declaration of Interest for the AEI service entities, reporting the findings to the AEI senior management. Preparation of the semi-annual Letter of Representations, management of the process of obtaining of the representations from the operating countries and AEI functions and reporting of the status to the AEI audit committee.
  • Cooperation with AGHL on setting of the reports from AEI to AGHL, delivery of the reports in frequency set by the shareholder.
  • Drafting and implementing group governance policies with wide range of focus such as ethics, anti-bribery, record management, regulatory compliance and corporate governance.
  • Deliver new ideas that others may have missed. Bring a holistic view using data and commercial insights considering both short and long term priorities. Partner with senior colleagues to fully understand their requirements.


Ideal candidate has

•Law or other undergraduate degree and subsequent law qualification.

•Professional Qualifications: lawyer, preferably with knowledge of corporate law principles in AEI operating markets.

•Legal training with a renowned international law firm, with significant subsequent experience in-house in a global/multinational environment, and experience in a multi-jurisdictional role.

Experience with corporate secretarial agenda.

•Experience with global FMCG business preferred

•Business proficiency in spoken and written English. Second language e.g. Czech/Slovak an advantage.

•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to give clear, practical, legal advice.

•Driver and influencer as well as strong hands-on approach.


What we offer

Company car (in case the candidate is located outside of the Czech republic, we follow the individual benefit´s policy in each country)

Annual bonus and salary review every year

Flexible working hours

28 days off a year

Home office upon agreement with manager

Annual flexible benefits budget

Contribution to Pension plan

Budget for company products

Unique working place in the inner center of Prague

Environment of growing company

Opportunity to work for top brands within FMCG

Exposure to senior leadership from all over the globe

A culture of continuous learning including a leadership framework (according to career stage) and career development

.. and more!


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