Baltika Breweries, Russia's leading brewer and the subsidiary of Carlsberg, has appointed Denis Lysak as vice president of sales in Russia.

With effect from 17 June, Lysak will take over from acting vice president Oleg Burkhanov, who will continue to work at Baltika as director of sales development, the company said today (2 June).
Lysak began his working career in 1996 with Mars, where over the course of five years he held various positions within the sales department.

In 2001 he moved to SABMiller Russia, taking up the position of regional sales manager for Moscow. He later worked as sales director of the division responsible for the Moscow, Central and Northwest regions, then as national sales manager, and most recently director of sales and distribution.

Anton Artemiev, president of Baltika Breweries, said: "His serious work experiences in well-known international FMCG companies, as well as his management of sales in the beer business were Denis' key advantages as a candidate for the position."

Baltika has close to a 40% share of the Russian beer market and is owned by Baltic Beverages Holding, previously a joint venture in Eastern Europe held by Scottish & Newcastle and Carlsberg and now fully owned by Carlsberg.