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Heineken Names Yolanda Talamo As New Chief People Officer

By Dayeeta Das
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Heineken Names Yolanda Talamo As New Chief People Officer

Beer giant Heineken has announced the appointment of Yolanda Talamo as its new chief people officer, effective 1 January 2021.

Talamo is an experienced professional who joined the brewer in 2016 and currently serves as the senior vice-president of human resources at Heineken Americas.

Before this, she was the senior vice president of human resources for SAB Miller’s Latin American division.

She spent 18 years at Procter & Gamble in several human resources roles and also served as the chief human resources officer of Cisneros.

'A Highly Experienced Executive'

Dolf Van Den Brink, chairman of Heineken’s executive board and CEO, said, “She is a highly experienced executive with an international perspective, both in developed and emerging markets, and a track record of cultural integration.


“Yolanda has extensive experience in building high-performance teams, Inclusion and Diversity and talent development at Heineken and in her prior positions.”

Talamo succeeds chief human resources officer Chris Van Steenbergen, who will retire from the role on 1 January 2021.

He served for nearly 20 years at Cadbury Schweppes in various leadership roles and moved to Royal DSM before joining Heineken in 2014.

He has played an important part in introducing standardised people processes based on a one-system platform and was responsible for establishing Heineken’s Inclusion and Diversity strategy.

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