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Chief of Turkey’s Beer Giant Anadolu Efes Resigns

Turkey’s largest beer maker Anadolu Efes has announced that Robin Michael Goetzsche, who has been serving as its president and CEO since November 2015, will be leaving his position as of Dec. 31.

A statement to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) on Nov. 21 said Goetzsche will be leaving due to personal reasons.

Effective as of Jan. 1, 2017, John Gavin Hudson, who has been working as the managing director of Efes Russia, will replace him and will report directly to Anadolu Efes’ Board of Directors, said the statement.

Efes Russia’s CFO Roy Alan Cornish will be appointed as acting managing director of Efes Russia, in addition to resuming his current position.

Hudson joined SABMiller South Africa in 1992, according to the statement.

He has served in several executive positions in marketing, sales, distribution and general management roles within SABMiller.

Hudson was appointed as the Sales Vice President of SABMiller operations in Colombia in 2011 and resumed this role until January 2016, when he was appointed as Managing Director of Efes Russia, added the statement.