The new vision for Maltaâ€™s beverage giant
In a no-holds-barred interview, Charlot Zahra speaks to Norman Aquilina, the recently-appointed Farsons CEO-Designate, about the companyâ€™s performance in spite of the economic recession, his priorities for the company, and the possibility of more early retirement schemes following those already offered.
You have been only a few months in the job. What is your first assessment of the Farsons Group and its employees?
My first assessment is clearly that Farsons is a Group which offers a lot of potential. We have a tremendous heritage behind us but most of all lots of opportunities ahead of us.
We have already achieved a lot but, of course, thereâ€™s still a lot more to be done, more so today because competition is so intense and we obviously need to make that extra effort to counter these competitive pressures.
In terms of employees, there is a wealth of experience, a lot of know-how has been built over the years, and it is obviously very important that we maximise on this and get the best out of each and every person within the Group.
Which are those areas within the Group whose performance you are satisfied with? Could you elaborate more in this respect? Read full interview.