The Danish brewer, Carlsberg A/S, has named Povl Krogsgaard-Larsen as its new board chairman in succession to Poul Chr. Matthiesen who has retired. Krogsgaard-Larsen (61) is a university professor in pharmacy.

Matthiesen's retirement had been widely expected. The selection of a university acadamic was also no surprise as it is traditional at Carlsberg to have an academic as its chairman. Matthiesen himself is an economics professor. However, the chairman at Carlsberg does not have day-to-day responsibilities at the brewer and the post is seen as largely honorary.