The chairman of French drinks group Belvédère has announced his resignation, citing "personal reasons".  

Krzysztof Trylinski, who was replaced as CEO of the company in May, indicated to the company's board this week he intended to step down. Trylinski will officially step down as chairman and a board director at the group's AGM on 16 September. 

He will be replaced as chairman by former Goldman Sachs executive Benoît Herault, who became a member of Belvédère's board last September.   

The troubled company said it has decided to keep the role of CEO and chairman separate to "comply with best practice of governance". 

Meanwhile CEO Jean-Noël Reynaud will head up a new executive committee for the group, it said.   

Trylinski's period at the helm has been a largely turbulent one with the group's perilous financial position, high level of debt and shareholder discontent often under the spotlight.