Denmark: Carlsberg shakes up Executive Commitee

Carlsberg has announced a major restructuring of its Group’s Executive Committee (ExCom).

Effective 1 May 2019, 3 out of 8 members of the ExCom will join the board or assume new responsibilities.

Current Western Europe EVP Chris Warmoth reverts to Group Strategy as Executive Vice President (EVP), Jacek Pastuszka, currently EVP Eastern Europe will take over his role as EVP Western Europe. Lars Lehmann is new to the ExCom and will assume Pastuszka’s former position as EVP for the Eastern European region.Finally Ted Akiskalos, currently Managing Director of Carlsberg Sweden, will replace Lehmann as Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia. He will not be part of the ExCom.

Chris Warmoth, the new EVP Group Strategy, joined Carlsberg in January 2014 as EVP for the Asian region. Throughout the years, he has held various executive positions at Carlsberg, most recently as Executive Vice President for the Western European region, and – according to Carlsberg’s todays press release - he has been instrumental in the transformation of the brewery group.

Jacek Pastuszka, EVP for the Eastern European region since January 2015, will take over the Western European region. He joined Carlsberg in 2009 as Managing Director of Carlsberg Polska, and in 2011 he became Managing Director of Ringnes, Carlsberg’s Norwegian subsidiary. Under Pastuszka’s leadership, the Eastern Europe financial performance has stabilized and Baltika has been fully integrated into Carlsberg’s SAIL’22 strategic agenda.

Lars Lehmann will join Carlsberg’s ExCom as Executive Vice president for the Eastern European region and Managing Director for our business in Russia, Baltika Breweries. The 52-year old Danish national joined the Carlsberg Group in 2003 and has held various leading positions within the Group, including Vice President Commercial for Eastern Europe and head of the Export, License & Duty Free division. Since 2016, Lehmann has served as the Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia.

 “I would like to congratulate Lars on his appointment to ExCom – and wish him, Jacek, Chris and Ted every success in their new roles and responsibilities”, says Carlsberg Group CEO Cees ‘t Hart.

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