New boss for AB Inbev UK

12 July, 2011

AB Inbev UK has announced its president Stuart MacFarlane will be leaving to lead the brewer's Central and Eastern European Business next year.

A statement said his successor will be IngeáPlochaet, who is now AB Inbev's vice president, commercialáfor Western Europe.

She first joined the company in 1995 andáwill be working alongsideáMacFarlane "to ensure a smooth transition for the remainder of the year", the statement said.

MacFarlane will takeáon his new role as zone president for Central and Eastern Europe onáJanuary 1, 2012.

He became the leader of the company's UK and Irelandáoperations in 2008 andáhas been with the company for 20 years.

MacFarlane said: "It has been a real pleasure to lead the UK team. Our teamácan be rightly proud of the performance and momentum we have builtáaround Stella Artois, Budweiser and Beck's in the UK. While I'mánaturally looking forward to my new role next year, my priority remainsáto continue working with our customers here and ensuring a smoothátransition to my UK successor in the remainder of 2011."

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