Britvic has announced the appointment of Rémy Sharps as the managing director of Britvic Teissiere International, Britvic’s business unit which includes all operations in mainland Europe and all export markets.
Sharps will succeed Hessel de Jong who will be stepping down from the company at the end of February, to focus on other opportunities.
Sharps spent 10 years with the Carlsberg Group, working across numerous sales roles before being appointed chairman and chief executive officer of Kronenbourg SAS, France's leading brewer and subsidiary of the Carlsberg Group.
With his team, he was responsible for the development of the brand portfolio including the growth of non-alcohol beers.
Sharps also helped initiate the company's agroecological transition through the launch of the first responsible barley sector, for the 1664 brand.
Before this, Sharps acted as chief sales officer for Carlsberg Group globally working across over 80 markets to increase sales and revenue growth, especially in China and Western Europe.
Prior to joining the Carlsberg Group, he spent 19 years with the Colgate Palmolive Group in various sales and marketing roles.
“The Britvic team and I are delighted to welcome Rémy to the Britvic family," said Simon Litherland, Britvic CEO.
"He has extensive knowledge and experience of the French and international FMCG market and a proven track record for driving positive momentum and delivering significant growth for businesses in his previous roles at Carlsberg and Colgate-Palmolive.
"Rémy’s leadership will be invaluable as we continue to develop and deliver our growth ambitions for our international business."