Sinebrychoff has appointed a new CEO.

The Finnish brewer, which is part of the Carlsberg Group, said today (14 January) that Pekka Tiainen will become its 13th CEO since being founded 188 years ago. Tiainen, 38, replaces Mikael Aro, who became Nordic senior vice president for Carlsberg last year.

Tiainen joined Sinebrychoff in 2001 as sales director. Prior to joining the Carlsberg subsidiary, he worked for Coca-Cola in Finland as a sales manager.

Sinebrychoff is Finland's leading manufacturer of beers, ciders, soft drinks and energy drinks, with annual production of around 400m litres. The Finnish company has been 100% owned by Carlsberg since 1999.