Lars Lehmann is appointed to Carlsberg Group’s Executive Committee (ExCom) as Executive Vice President (EVP) for the Eastern European region and President of Baltika Breweries; Jacek Pastuszka will change from EVP for Carlsberg Group’s Eastern Europe region to Western Europe.
Effective 1 May 2019, Jacek Pastuszka, EVP for the Eastern European region and President of Baltika Breweries since January 2015, will take over the Western European region. Under Jacek’s leadership, the Eastern Europe financial performance has stabilized and Baltika has been fully integrated into Carlsberg’s SAIL’22 strategic agenda. Baltika Breweries has managed to increase its business efficiency and stabilize the level of operating profitability.
Lars Lehmann will join Carlsberg’s ExCom as Executive Vice president for the Eastern European region and also serve as the President of Baltika Breweries. Lars (52), a Danish national, joined the Carlsberg Group in 2003 and has held various leading positions within the Group, including Vice President Commercial for Eastern Europe and head of the Export, License & Duty Free division. Since 2016, Lars has served as the Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia. Lars will relocate with his family to St. Petersburg.
“I would like to congratulate Lars on his appointment to ExCom – and wish both him and Jacek every success in their new roles and responsibilities”, says Carlsberg Group CEO Cees ‘t Hart. –“With these changes we further strengthen Carlsberg’s leadership, as we bring Lars into Excom and further build on Jacek’s proven strengths and contributions to Carlsberg’s positive performance.”