Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has named former InBev boss John Brock as its new president and CEO. The move marks a return to soft drinks for Brock, who spent just over two years at InBev after executive roles at both Cadbury Schweppes and Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group.

Brock, 57, is set to take up his new role on 15 May, replacing chairman Lowry Kline, who had also filled the role as interim CEO.

Kline, who stays on as CCE's chairman, said: "John's knowledge of both the brand and bottling sides of our business is a powerful combination that will benefit our unparalleled distribution network and brand portfolio to drive value for our shareowners."

Brock said he would help CCE "focus on topline growth" and added: "Coca-Cola Enterprises is at an exciting point in its 20-year history, and I look forward to building on the company's rich legacy and strong foundation."

CCE is the world's largest bottler of Coke products, selling 80% of the company's volumes in North America, as well as holding the Coke franchise in Belgium, continental France, the UK, Luxembourg, Monaco, and the Netherlands.