Eugene Kashper (Russian: Евгений Кашпер) is a beer entrepreneur and current chairman of Pabst Brewing Company.
Kashper was born in the Soviet Union to jewish parents; he has told Russian interviewers he was born in Leningrad in 1969. He and his family immigrated to the United States as political refugees when he was six years old, and he became an American citizen shortly after. He grew up in Arizona and New Jersey, and after high school attended Columbia University, graduating in 1992 with a degree in East Asian Studies. He then went to work for Ernst & Young, which quickly capitalized on his language skills by sending him to Moscow. Soon after that move, he left Ernst & Young and moved into the beer industry. He began his beer industry career in 1994 with The Stroh Brewery Company of Detroit, Michigan. He later co-founded Oasis Beverages, a Cyprus-based company, and served as its chairman from 2008 to 2014.
Under Kashper, Pabst announced on November 13, 2014, that it had completed its sale to Blue Ribbon Intermediate Holdings, LLC. Blue Ribbon is a partnership between Kashper and TSG Consumer Partners, a San Francisco–based private equity firm. “We are thrilled to complete the acquisition of this great company,” said Kashper, who said he would relocate with his family from New York to Los Angeles.