Anthony Ruys

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Anthony Ruys (born 20 July 1947, Antwerp) is a former chairman of the executive board of Heineken N.V.[1]

Ruys holds a degree in commercial law from the University of Utrecht and a master's degree from Harvard Business School.[2] He started his career for Unilever, where he worked as marketing director and chairman for various subsidiaries of Unilever in the Netherlands, Colombia and Italy from 1974 to 1992. In 1993, Ruys was appointed executive board member at Heineken N.V. He was chief executive officer from 2003 to 2005.[3]

He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau by the Dutch government in 2005.[4]

Directorships and advisory roles[edit]

  • Member of the supervisory board of Gtech Holdings Corporation, US
  • Member of the supervisory board of Sara Lee / DE International B.V.
  • Member of the supervisory board of British American Tobacco
  • Member of the supervisory board of ABN Amro
  • Member of the supervisory board of Schiphol
  • Co-chairman of ECR Europe
  • Member of the board of advisors of AIESEC Netherlands
  • Member of the board of advisors of Young Advisory Group (YAG)
  • Member of the board of directors of SIFE Netherlands
  • Member of the supervisory board of National Fund for the Preservation of Art Treasures
  • Member of the board of Netherlands Society for International Affairs
  • Member of the supervisory board of Veerstichting
  • Member of the supervisory board of Foundation The Rijksmuseum
  • Member of the European Advisory Board of Harvard Business School
  • Member of the supervisory board of Stichting laluz[5]
  • Member of the Board of Value of The Value Agency

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