UPDATE 3-Peru president-elect to name beer company CEO as PM -source

viernes 8 de julio de 2016 23:54 GYT
 

* Fernando Zavala to be named prime minister -source

* Trained economist is former finance minister

* Has blogged about desire to improve education, innovation (Adds reaction from Kuczynski to fourth graph)

By Mitra Taj

LIMA, July 8 (Reuters) - Centrist Peruvian President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will appoint Fernando Zavala, the outgoing chief executive of a beer company, to be his prime minister when he takes office on July 28, a source said on Friday.

Zavala, a 45-year-old trained economist, has headed Peru's biggest brewery, Union de Cervecerias Peruanas Backus Y Johnston SAA , for the past three years. He was finance minister for a year starting in 2005 when Kuczynski served as prime minister under then-president Alejandro Toledo.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not yet been made, said Zavala had accepted Kuczynski's offer.

"It's mentioned but is not confirmed," Kuczynski told reporters in response, according to newspaper El Comercio.

Kuczynski's office did not respond to requests for comment.   Continuación...