Beam Suntory came into being earlier this year

Beam Suntory came into being earlier this year

Beam Suntory has tempted Mauricio Restrepo from SABMiller to become its next CFO.

The spirits giant announced Restrepo's appointment earlier today, following Bob Probst's decision in April to stand down. Beam said at the time that Probst was leaving to pursue opportunities outside of the company, after Suntory completed its takeover of Beam earlier this year.

Restrepo, the current regional FD at SABMiller's European division, will join Beam Suntory early in the fourth quarter.

He joined the brewer when it acquired Grupo Empresarial Bavaria, for whom he was CFO, in late-2005.