Jean-Pierre Bagard has been appointed the new general manager of Coca-Cola Enterprises France.

He replaces Hubert Patricot who last month was appointed to head the group's operations in the UK, the company said today (8 January).

Bagard, 48, has been with Coca-Cola for over 23 years, having held the post of sales and marketing director since 2005. In his new role, he also becomes a member of the group's European executive committee.