Amber Beverage Group names new Chief Financial Officer - Ruslan Romanenko

June 20, 2022

The global producer and distributor of alcoholic beverages, Amber Beverage Group (ABG), has appointed Ruslan Romanenko as Group Chief Financial Officer. Ruslan Romanenko is a senior financial executive with over 25 years’ experience in the industry and becomes part of the ABG executive board.

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Commenting on the appointment, Jekaterina Stuģe, CEO of ABG, said: “I warmly welcome Ruslan to our global team and believe that his expertise in running international operations, managing manufacturing accounting, and building strong internal control structures will prove invaluable for our rapidly-growing team. With his help, we will be in an even stronger position to reach our goal of becoming one of the Top 10 spirits industry players globally”.

Before joining ABG, Ruslan worked as Chief Financial Officer at Nemiroff, one of the leading vodka producers in Ukraine. Prior to this, he held similar executive roles at companies that included TerraFood, Bunge, and Philip Morris Ukraine. As well as being an experienced financial manager, Ruslan is able to develop and lead large multicultural finance and accounting teams.

Ruslan Romanenko said: “I am thrilled to have been appointed to this key role by Amber Beverage Group. This global company, which has operations in several countries, will bring interesting and exciting new challenges where I can use my experience to help drive further growth. I am already enjoying my new environment as this role entailed a move from Kyiv to Riga. I am especially proud to join a company that has been offering so much practical and financial support to the people of Ukraine.”

Amber Beverage Group is a rapidly growing global spirits company, whose products are found in millions of households and venues across the globe. ABG’s core brands are Moskovskaya® Vodka, Rooster Rojo® Tequila, KAH® Tequila, The Irishman® Whiskey, Writers’ Tears® Whiskey, Riga Black Balsam®, Cross Keys Gin®, and Cosmopolitan Diva®.

ABG produces, bottles, markets, distributes, exports, and retails a comprehensive range of beverages of which it owns more than 100 and is responsible for marketing and distributing 1,300 third-party drinks brands, spanning everything from premium vodka and sparkling wines to speciality Mexican tequilas and Irish whiskey.

The company has grown from its original core production business in the pan-Baltic region established in 1900, to a global spirits industry player that unites around 2,050 employees in almost 20 companies including Austria, Australia, the Baltic States, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.



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