Isaac Sheps has been CEO of Carlsbergs Baltika unit since late-2011

Isaac Sheps has been CEO of Carlsberg's Baltika unit since late-2011

The head of Carlsberg's Russian unit, Baltika, has confirmed his intention to step down from the position.

Isaac Sheps, who is senior VP of Carlsberg's Eastern Europe region as well as CEO of Baltika, will be replaced by Jacek Pastuszka in both roles. Pastuszka will make the move east from his current role as CEO of Ringnes in Norway, a post he has held since 2011.

Sheps took over the reins in Russia for Carlsberg three years ago, when he moved from the brewer's UK division.

At the same time, Anne-Marie Skov, senior VP for group corporate affairs since 2004, is also set to leave her role. Replacing Skov will be Andraea Dawson-Shepherd, the present senior VP for corporate communications & affairs at RB, formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser Group.

The two changes will take effect on 1 January.

“Both (Sheps and Skov) are at a stage in their lives where they want more flexibility and free time,” said Carlsberg. “However, they will both continue to contribute to Carlsberg in new roles.

“During 2015, Isaac will continue working in the Carlsberg group as senior executive advisor to Carlsberg Group’s CEO and the executive committee. From 1 January, Anne-Marie will take over responsibility for the Tuborg Foundation and The Carlsberg Bequest to the memory of brewer JC Jacobsen.”

The new CEO for Ringnes, meanwhile, will be Søren Brinck, currently VP for business development in the Western Europe region.