A new executive board chairman has been appointed at Holsten. Wolfgang Burgard, 56, will succeed Andreas Rost in the position. Rost is leaving Holsten by mutual consent, the company said.

Burgard was formerly chairman of Hannen Brauerei GmbH of Mönchen-Gladbach, a company belonging to the Carlsberg Group.

The 12-man Holsten Supervisory Board, now including five new members from the Carlsberg Group, met yesterday. As well as appointing Burgard, the board also elected Nils S. Andersen, the president and CEO of Carlsberg A/S, as its chairman.

Holsten executive directors Horst Bülck, 50, (finance) and Michael Trips, 44, (sales) will continue to hold their respective offices.

As of the end of March, Carlsberg holds a total stake of 91.55% in the German brewer.