Mr. Pandolpho's departure may be related to plans by Dutch brewer Heineken to raise its 15% share in Kaiser, according to industry analysts. Argentina's Quilmes brewery is also believed to be interested in buying a stake in Kaiser.
Mr. Pandolpho's temporary successor is Miguel Alarcon, a board director at Kaiser and a director at Coffins, one of Coca-Cola Co.'s distributors. Coke has a 10% stake in Kaiser.
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