Kamenitza has appointed a new chief executive. The Bulgarian brewery said yesterday (29 August) that current marketing director Johan De Smet-Van Damme will assume the position at the InBev-owned company from 1 October.

In a statement, Kamenitza said that De Smet Van-Damme, who joined Interbrew in 1987, will replace Andreas Seemuller, who has been appointed CEO of InBev's Apatin brewery in Serbia.

De Smet Van-Damme has spent five years working in Bulgaria, initially as commercial director and then more recently as marketing director. Seemuller has been CEO since the end of 2003.