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Gary Haigh appointed MD of SAB-Piwowarska

Kompania Piwowarska announced the appointment of Gary Haigh to the position of the Managing Director with effect from 1 June 2009. The new Managing Director will be joining Kompania Piwowarska from the UK where his latest position was that of the Managing Director of SABMiller European Import Markets. In 2005 Gary Haigh has taken over the position of the Managing Director of SABMiller European Imports overseeing 35 European markets and employees of 10 nationalities located in eight countries.
SABMiller European Imports are a specialized Sales and Marketing business unit focusing on the growth of international brands in the territories, where SABMiller Europe does not have a domestic brewing operation. The lead operations are Germany, France and Spain with significant trading presence in Austria, Sweden and Dubai (United Arab Emirates). The brand portfolio includes premium brands owned by SABMiller, such as Pilsner Urquell, Grolsch, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft as well as strong regional brands such as Tyskie, Lech, Velkopopovicky Kozel and Gambrinus. Gary Haigh is 45 year old and holds MA degree in the English Literature (Cambridge University). He is married and father of two daughters. 

Kompania Piwowarska is the largest brewer in Poland. The company’s product portfolio includes Tyskie – Poles’ favorite beer, Żubr – the second largest Polish beer brand, Lech, Dębowe Mocne, Redd’s, Wojak and international premium brands Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Miller Genuine Draft. Kompania Piwowarska was established in 1999 as a result of a merger of Tyskie Browary Książęce and Lech Browary Wielkopolski. In 2003 Dojlidy Brewery in Białystok was acquired by KP and in 2008 a brewery in Kielce. In the fiscal year F09, ended on 31 March 2009, KP sales volume amounted to 15.1 mill hectoliters.

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