Plzensky Prazdroj brews Pilsner Urquell

Plzensky Prazdroj brews Pilsner Urquell

SABMiller subsidiary Plzensky Prazdroj, the Czech Republic's biggest beer maker, has appointed a new CEO. 

Paolo Lanzarotti, currently MD of SABMiller's India unit, will take up the role at the Pilsner Urquell brewer from 1 August. He will replace Doug Brodman who will, after almost four years with Prazdroj, take the role of SABMiller's commercial director for Europe. 

Lanzarotti has been with SABMiller since 2005 and has worked for the group in his native Italy as well as in Slovakia.
Plzensky Prazdroj last year sold, including production abroad under licence, around 9.9m hectolitres of beer, with exports to more than 50 countries worldwide.