Carlsberg UK appoints new chief executive

By Stuart Stone

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New face: Carlsberg UK has appointed head of Carlsberg Poland, Tomasz Blawat, as its new chief executive
New face: Carlsberg UK has appointed head of Carlsberg Poland, Tomasz Blawat, as its new chief executive
As of 1 January, Tomasz Blawat, currently head of Carlsberg Poland, will become Carlsberg UK’s chief executive.

Blawat, who has led Carlsberg Poland for the past six years, has previously held several general management and senior sales and marketing roles with ING, SAB Miller and P&G, and will be replaced as head of Carlsberg Poland by Paul Davies, current head of speciality brands and beers for Carlsberg group.

He succeeds current chief executive Julian Momen, who will leave the business at the end of March.

Momen, who has held the role since March 2016 having joined Carlsberg UK as CFO in 2012, oversaw the brewer’s continued growth of San Miguel, agreement to distribute Brooklyn Brewery’s craft beer range in the UK, acquisition of London Fields Brewery and revitalisation of the Carlsberg Export brand.

Momen, who joined Carlsberg after 16 years at Diageo, has also represented Carlsberg UK and the Carlsberg Group across the industry, as a board member of both the British Beer & Pub Association and The Portman Group.

Energetic contribution

Carlsberg Western Europe executive vice-president Chris Warmoth commented: “We thank Julian for his energetic contribution while leading Carlsberg UK through a period of many changes.

“These have seen the UK business move to a significantly different place during the past six years, and especially during his tenure as chief executive.

“We wish Julian all the best in his future career.

“At the same time, we are pleased to be able to welcome Tomasz, with his long and broad general management experience, to the UK business.”

Momen added: “I am extremely proud of the exciting journey we have been on over the past six years and, in particular, the past three as chief executive.

“We have reshaped the business in a relatively short space of time and, more importantly, elevated our brands inside and outside our business with a portfolio that can support all customer and consumer needs.

“I would like to thank all my team for their immense loyalty and support.”

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