Heineken Announces Supervisory Board Changes
Heineken has announced that Hans Wijers, chairman of the brewer's supervisory board, is to resign from his position on 25 April next, following the conclusion of the 2019 shareholder AGM.
Wijers, 67, has been a member of the group's supervisory board for seven years, of which six were spent as chairman, and Heineken said that he has 'been actively involved in the growth and success of the company' during that time.
'A Great Honour'
"It has been a great honour to serve on Heineken's Supervisory Board since 2012," Wijers said. "Heineken has a clear strategy in place delivering excellent results year-on-year, focusing on the long-term success of the company. I am pleased to hand over the chairmanship of the supervisory board to an experienced successor to guide Heineken into the next phase of its exciting future."
Jean-Marc Huët, currently chairman of Heineken's audit committee, is to assume the position of chairman of the supervisory board following the 2019 AGM, with Marion Helmes taking up the position of chairman of the audit committee.
Also departing Heineken's supervisory board is Yonca Dervisoglu, citing increased executive responsibilities at Google. She will also depart following the 2019 AGM.
Elsewhere, Heineken announced that it will propose to the 2019 AGM that Rosemary Ripley, the current managing director of investment firm NGEN be appointed as member of the supervisory board following the AGM. It also proposed the re-appointment of Michel de Carvalho to the supervisory board.
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