Heineken N.V. has announced that it has nominated Nitin Paranjpe, chief operating officer of Unilever, as a supervisory board member for a four-year term.
He will succeed Christophe Navarre, who will reach his maximum tenure upon the conclusion of the AGM in 2021.
Navarre has been a part of the brewer's supervisory board and its Americas Committee for the past 12 years.
Chairman of the supervisory board of Heineken, Jean-marc Huët, said, "We have been very fortunate having Christophe Navarre on our supervisory board, he has been of great value in our discussions over the past years in which we benefitted from his knowledge, international experience and a strong belief in Heineken as a long-term growth company."
An Experienced Professional
Paranjpe is an experienced professional who took up the role of Unilever's chief operating officer in May 2019.
Before this, he led Unilever's global food and refreshment as well as its international homecare divisions.
In 1987, he joined the company's India unit and held various marketing and sales roles.
In the following years, he worked for the company in Europe and Asia and gained extensive strategic transformation experience.
He was responsible for accelerating digital capabilities through new data-driven tools and acquisitions of strategic purpose-led businesses that reshaped Unilever's portfolio.
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