Baltika Breweries announces changes in its top management team. Alexander Hovyadin took over as VP Finance Baltika, replacing Olga Golchikova who was appointed VP Finance of the Integrated Supply Chain (Carlsberg Group), with a location in Ziegelbrücke, Switzerland.
Olga Golchikova has been holding the position of VP Finance Russia of Baltika Breweries, part of the Carlsberg Group, since 2014. Over these years, the company confidently went through the in-house changes, being a part of the international group, and overcame various external threats, such as toughening of the legislative regulation of the industry, the fall of the beer market, currency fluctuations and increased competition.
By the end of 2017, according to the "Expert" magazine, the Baltika Breweries was being ranked among the 400 largest Russian companies as a successful and profitable company, a leader in its industry. According to the company's report, INFOline "Production of Food and Beverages in Russia. Results of 2017 and Trends for 2018. Prospects of Development by 2020", Baltika Breweries is the leader in the "Production of Beverages, Coffee and Tea" market sector, earning more than other participants in the rankings.
In recent years, Baltika Breweries has managed to increase its business efficiency and stabilize the level of operating profitability. This came possible owing to the company's focus on efficient channels and successful national brands management, to its being always on the lookout for new opportunities in order to improve the efficiency of its supply chains, to its introducing a operational cost management culture, and to its persistent efforts aimed at the optimization of its trade working capital.
Olga Golchikova, VP Finance ISC (Carlsberg Group): I am very happy that I have been able to contribute to the development of Baltika company, leader of the Russian beer market, and to work in a team of professionals of the highest class. I wish Baltika further financial well-being.'
Jacek Pastuszka, President of Baltika Breweries, Carlsberg Group EVP for Eastern Europe: I would like to thank Olga for all her contributions to Baltika during many years, especially for strong management of Funding the Journey initiatives in Russia, which allowed to stabilize profitability ratios for Baltika’s business as well as significant contributions to optimizing trade working capital in recent years. I wish her every success in her new role in ISC.
I am pleased to welcome Alexander to the Baltika top management team, and also to thank Alexander for his long tenure with Carlsberg Ukraine, being a part of taking our business through difficult times and great contributor to recent years’ growth. I wish him the very best for his new role at Baltika. I am confident that he will keep up the successful work of the company's financial service and will increase his previous achievements there.'
Alexander Hovyadin, VP Finance Russia for Baltika Breweries, part of the Carlsberg Group: 'I am glad to have this opportunity to build my career further at the Carlsberg Group in Baltika. To me, this is a new level of responsibility and business scale that provides great opportunities for my personal and professional growth. The level of professionalism of the financial service team that Olga Golchikova has established is a matter of great respect. I will do my best to justify the trust placed in me by the leadership.'
Alexander Hovyadin started his career in 1997, in the position of chief accountant at the “ARVEL” Research and Production company in Kiev. In 1999, he graduated from the Financial and Economic Department of Kiev National Economic University. In 2002, he joined the Baltic Beverages Holding (BBH) group of companies in Ukraine in capacity of the national Reporting & Tax Manager. In 2005, Alexander started working for Vena, where he took part in a project to merge four Russian companies into Baltika OJSC, and following the merge he took the position of Baltika’s Chief Sales and Marketing Controller. In March 2006, Alexander returned to the BBH Ukraine and in June 2007 he was appointed the Financial Director of the BBH Group of companies in Ukraine. From May 2014 to January 2019, Alexander was holding the position of VP Finance and IT in Carlsberg Ukraine. Alexander Hovyadin was born in Kiev on June 6, 1977. He is married, has two sons and a daughter.
Olga Golchikova started out on her career at Carlsberg Group in 2004 as as CFO of Pikra Brewery (Krasnoyarsk, Russia), where she was responsible for integrating the financial function and operational business processes during the company’s merger with Baltika, Vena, and Yarpivo. In 2006, she transferred to Baltika Breweries headquarters, first as Supply Chain Chief Controller (Operations and Administration), prior to being appointed Treasury Director. In 2011, she was appointed CFO of Carlsberg Kazakhstan, before she came back to Saint Petersburg and took over as VP Finance Russia at Baltika Breweries in 2014.
Baltika Breweries, part of the Carlsberg Group, is the leader of the Russian beer market with a significant margin from its competitors, one of the largest producers of mainstream consumer goods in Russia. Baltika owns 8 breweries in Russia, and delivers a vast brand portfolio. The company is a significant part of the Carlsberg Group and its Eastern Europe region that also includes Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. Baltika Breweries is the leading exporter of Russian beer, with the company's products being represented in more than 75 countries. Due to their high quality, Baltika brands have won more than 670 Russian and international awards of professional and consumer competitions. Learn more about Baltika Breweries on the company's website or on its official VKontakte page.