Coca-Cola Enterprises France has announced the promotion of Pierre Decroix to the post of vice-president, commercial and marketing director. Having joined the company in 1991, he was previously the company's national home channel director.

Aged 42, he replaces Jean-Pierre Bagard who was appointed the new general manager of Coca-Cola Enterprises France earlier this year following the appointment of Hubert Patricot to head the group's operations in the UK.

Meanwhile, Philippe Lamboley, 44, has been promoted to vice-president, national director of sales. He joined Coca Cola Enterprises France in 1995 from Best Foods and his most recent post was commercial director of the Paris area, having previously served as national home channel director.