UK: Former Diageo Northern Europe MD to head up Carlsberg UK
Carlsberg's new CEO for the UK, Benet Slay, will assume the role from 1 March
The brewer, which saw former CEO Isaac Sheps move to Carlsberg's Russian unit late last year, confirmed today (26 January) that Benet Slay will head up Carlsberg UK from 1 March. Slay left Diageo in July as his position was cut after the drinks giant carried out a review of its European operations.
The interim CEO of Carlsberg UK, Jesper Friis, will return to his day job as senior VP for Carlsberg Western Europe.
Having joined Diageo in February 2004, Slay was MD of Diageo GB's on- and off-trade businesses, before becoming MD for the full Diageo GB business in 2006. He moved to head up Northern Europe in 2009. He previously worked at Unilever and PepsiCo.
“(Slay) has an extensive knowledge of our industry,” said Friis. “(He has) a deep-rooted understanding of both on- and off-trade dynamics, an excellent track record in delivering customer- and consumer-led strategies, and has launched many successful innovations.”
For Carlsberg's official announcement, click here.
Earlier this week, we ran part one of our interview with the CEO of Remy Martin, Patrick Piana. Here, in the second and concluding part, Piana looks at the emerging markets as well as the mature marke...
Patience Gould is keen to snap you romanticists back into the real world. Brace yourselves......
- Analysis - SABMiller to add bolt-ons in Africa?
- A-B InBev's Move on Tennent's Super Makes Sense
- India: Everyone's Favourite Spirits Market
- Brand Diversification Driving Craft Brewery Growth
- Analysis - Stock Spirits: Poland's number one
- Diageo scraps Arthur's Day, but singer left sad
- Pernod Ricard's Café de Paris Pear, Pomegranate
- PepsiCo CEO sees "profound" change in US consumers
- William Grant sinks GBP185,000 into "No" camp
- SodaStream silent on John Lewis pullout in UK