Heineken N.V. has announced that Hans Wijers, chairman of the supervisory board, will resign from his positions of chairman and member of the supervisory board of Heineken on 25 April 2019, upon conclusion of the 2019 AGM.
Wijers, 67, has been a member of the supervisory board for seven years, six of which as its chairman.
"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."
The supervisory board has appointed Jean-Marc Huët, member of the supervisory board since 2014 and chairman of the audit committee, as chairman of the supervisory board, effective after the 2019 AGM.
Yonca Dervisoglu has also signalled her intention of stepping down from the board after the 2019 AGM, choosing to focus on her increased executive responsibilities at Google.
Heineken will propose to the 2019 AGM that Rosemary L. Ripley be appointed as a member. Ripley is Managing Director of NGEN, an early-stage growth equity investment firm investing in innovative companies in healthy living.
It will also propose that Michel de Carvalho be re-appointed as a member of the supervisory board.
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