Simon Spillane / Director Communications and Public Affairs.
Pierre-Olivier Bergeron new Secretary General at The Brewers of Europe
Brussels – 4 January 2010 – As of earlier this month, Pierre-Olivier Bergeron has taken over as the new Secretary General of The Brewers of Europe, succeeding Rodolphe de Looz-Corswarem who retired at the end of 2009.
Trained in Bordeaux as a lawyer and a political scientist, Bergeron specialised in European political affairs at the College of Europe. In the early 1990s he assisted the European Commission in setting up business information services in Central and Eastern Europe. Bergeron then set up a communications office at the College of Europe under the supervision of Jacques Delors, former President of the European Commission. Before he joined The Brewers of Europe in 2001, Bergeron was Deputy Secretary-General of the European Committee for Wine Companies. He had been Deputy Secretary General at The Brewers of Europe since 2007.
Wishing his predecessor the very best in his retirement, Bergeron stresses that the work programme of The Brewers of Europe will continue in earnest, and that Europe’s brewing sector looks forward to further celebrating beer as Europe’s convivial drink.
For further comment, information or an interview with Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, please contact:
The Brewers of Europe
Tel: +32 (0)2 551 18 10