Born in the UK, Mike Short moved to South Africa where he set up a company that provided project management services to South African Breweries, a company he later joined. From South Africa, his journey continued through a Hungarian brewery, Dreher, to one of the major European brewers, Plzensky Prazdroj, which he has led since February 1, 2005.
Notes for editors:
- With total sales of over 10.7 million hectolitres in the calendar year 2008 (including licensed production abroad) and exports to more than 50 countries around the world, Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s., is a major beer producer in the region and the largest exporter of Czech beer.
- Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s. is a member of the global group SABMiller plc. Pilsner Urquell is the international flagship of the SABMiller brand portfolio.
- SABMiller plc is one of the world’s largest brewers, with brewing interests or distribution agreements in over 60 countries across six continents. The SABMiller brand portfolio consists of international brands such as Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, andPilsner Urquell, as well as almost two hundred successful regional and national brands.