New head of Budvar brewery announced


Agriculture Minister Marian Jurecka announced that the new head of the new head of the state-owned brewery Budějovický Budvar will be Petr Dvořák, until now the global brand director at rival brewery Pilsner Urquell (Plzeňský). As of May 1 he will replace the long-time director Jiří Boček, who led Budvar since 1991 but stepped down at the start of the year because of health issues. Budvar's economic director Petr Žáček has been leading the firm since Boček stepped down. Budvar is the fourth largest brewer in the Czech Republic and exports to over 75 countries.