Pavlos Photiades elected for second term as The Brewers of Europe President

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Brussels 6 June 2018. Pavlos Photiades, Managing Director of Photos Photiades Breweries, will serve a second term as President of The Brewers of Europe.

Pavlos Photiades was re-elected President of The Brewers of Europe for a second term at today’s annual general meeting of the Association in Brussels. Pavlos Photiades commented on his appointment, “I am honoured to continue in this role at such an exciting and challenging time for brewers. I look forward to working with the team on issues affecting our sector at large.”   

Mr. Photiades is Managing Director of Photos Photiades Breweries and Photos Photiades Group, the leading brewery and beverage production and distribution group of companies in Cyprus and has been serving as a President of The Brewers of Europe since 2016.

With EU beer production rising above 40 billion litres for the first time since the economic crisis and 20 new breweries opening every week, today Europe is home to over 8,500 breweries. A successful mix of world-leading multinationals, deep-rooted regional breweries, and thriving SMEs, Europe’s brewers generate an estimated 2.3 million jobs from ‘grain to glass’. 

Upon his last election, Mr. Photiades had commented “Europe’s brewing world is changing fast with the combined trends of consolidation and the blossoming of small and medium-sized breweries. I will see to it that [we} capitalise on these changes”. 

Two years later, Mr. Photiades’ ongoing leadership and dedication have contributed largely to the creation of the first ever Brewers Forum event in Brussels. Tomorrow, The Brewers of Europe will welcome hundreds of brewing professionals from 40 countries for two days of exhibitions, debates, tasting and seminars about beer.

Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, Secretary General of The Brewers of Europe congratulated Mr. Photiades on his appointment, saying “Since joining The Brewers of Europe Board several years ago and for the past two years serving as President, Pavlos Photiades has proven himself to be an invaluable member of the Association’s top level of governance. I look forward to continuing our great collaboration. He has already made a big contribution to the work of The Brewers of Europe”.

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Note to editors: Mr. Pavlos Photiades (born 1964) is Managing Director of Photos Photiades Breweries and Photos Photiades Group, the leading brewery and beverage production and distribution group of companies in Cyprus with subsidiaries in Greece, Romania, Slovenia and Croatia. Photos Photiades Group is also involved in Insurance and Real Estate Development. Mr. Photiades has served on the Board of Directors of several public companies in Cyprus and Greece and has been serving as a President of The Brewers of Europe since 2016. Mr. Photiades studied Economics at Harvard University where he graduated in 1988 having been awarded twice the Harvard Scholarship for academic achievement. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Contact: Jan de Grave, Communications Director, +32 495 583 070 or jdg@brewersofeurope.org   

About us: Based in Brussels, The Brewers of Europe brings together national brewers’ associations from 29 European countries and provides a voice to support the united interests of Europe’s 8,500 breweries. The Brewers of Europe promotes the positive role played by beer and the brewing sector in Europe and advocates the creation of the right conditions to allow brewers to continue to freely, cost-effectively and responsibly brew and market beer across Europe. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and visit our website www.brewersofeurope.org.