Russian Standard has taken over operational control of CEDC

Russian Standard has taken over operational control of CEDC

Roust Inc, the distributor of Russian Standard vodka, has appointed a new CEO.

Oleg Kirillin replaces Vladimir Filiptsev, who will become head of Russian Alcohol Group, a subsidiary of Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC), Roust said yesterday (15 January). CEDC, which is facing financial problems, handed operational control this month to Roust owner Roustam Tariko in exchange for investment.

The deal put Tariko in charge of the committee running CEDC's day-to-day business.

Kirillin has served as Roust's commercial director since 2011 and previously worked for Kazyonka, Russian Alcohol Group and Veda, Roust said. 

Brands that Roust distributes in Russia include Remy Martin, Mount Gay Rum and Whyte & Mackay.