Carlsberg is searching for a replacement for Mikael Aro, its senior vice president for Northern Europe, who is to leave the brewer this summer.

Aro, who has been with Carlsberg for 11 years, will leave this summer to become CEO of Finland's VR Group, a rail and road transport services provider, the brewer announced yesterday (2 March).

Carlsberg President & CEO Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen said that, in the group's Northern Europe division, Aro "has been instrumental in improving efficiency and driving change in the region".

The brewer said that it has begun a search for Aro's replacement.