The Ibec group that represents the non-alcohol beverage industry noted that as IBC Chair, Filippi will be responsible for representing an important industry at the heart of Ireland’s economy employing over 3,500 people directly and supporting an additional 3,000 jobs indirectly.
Commenting on her appointment, Agnese Filippi, country manager of Coca-Cola Ireland and now chair of The Irish Beverage Council, said, “I am delighted to take on the role as Chair of the IBC at what is a crucial time for all of us operating in the industry.
"As the sector continues to navigate changing consumer demands and rising costs as well as economic uncertainty, the IBC is a vital partnership platform that enables industry to work together and grow into the future."
On the 15 April, 2021 the Coca-Cola Company announced that Filippi had been appointed country manager of Coca-Cola Ireland.
“Over the next two years, our industry is committed to working with policymakers and the broader business ecosystem to continue our growth journey while also taking firm action to achieve a net-zero future," she said.
"This includes supporting Government in helping to introduce the Deposit Return Scheme which will become operational early next year. As chair of IBC, I look forward to working with my colleagues on the council to ensure a collaborative approach to its roll-out.”
Welcoming the news, Robert Kiernan, director of the IBC, said that he was delighted to welcome Filippi to her new role as chair of the IBC.
"Agnese [Filippi] brings significant experience and expertise with her to this position, and I look forward to working closely with Agnese in what will be a very exciting time for both our industry, and the Irish economy as a whole," he added.