Jeremy Blood has been named managing director of Heineken UK following the completion of Heineken and Carlsberg's joint £7.8bn takeover of Scottish & Newcastle this week.

The Dutch brewer takes control of S&N's UK portfolio as part of the deal, along with its Portuguese, Finnish, Belgian, US and Indian operations.

Blood has been managing director of S&N's UK operations since December last year. He joined the brewer as a graduate trainee in 1988 and has since worked as managing director for S&N Pub Enterprises and director of corporate affairs responsible for government, investor and media relations.

All S&N's executive directors resigned following the deal, but group CEO John Dunsmore, group operations director Stephen Glancey, group finance director Ian McHoul, managing director of Eastern Europe, Asia and the US John Nicolson, and company secretary Peter Kennerley will act as consultants to Heineken for the next three months.

Dunsmore became group CEO last November, moving up from the role of chairman and managing director of S&N UK. Glancey also took up his role of operations director in November, having worked at S&N since 1992 in a number of finance and operational roles. McHoul had been finance director for S&N since 2001.

"I wish to thank the board and all our colleagues at S&N for their hard work and dedication to the company in building a great business for the benefit of shareholders, stakeholders, customers and consumers," said S&N chairman Sir Brian Stewart.

Meanwhile, Heineken has also appointed Marc Roubaud as general manager of Heineken Belgium, Yrjo Narhinen as general manager of Heineken Finland and Alberto da Ponte as managing director of Heineken Portugal.