Jean-François van Boxmeer

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Jean-François van Boxmeer
Born (1961-09-12) 12 September 1961 (age 56)
Elsene, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Alma mater Facultés universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix
Occupation Chairman & CEO, Heineken International (2005–)
Board member of Mondelēz International
Heineken International

Jean-François van Boxmeer (born 12 September 1961) is a Belgian businessman,[1][2] and the chairman of the executive board and chief executive officer (CEO) of Heineken International.[1][2][3]


Jean-François van Boxmeer was born on 12 September 1961 in Elsene, Belgium.[4] He received a master's degree in Economics from the Facultés universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix in Namur, Belgium in 1984.[1][2][4][3]

He joined Heineken International in 1984, when he worked as a trainee in the Netherlands until 1987.[1][2][4] He then worked for Heineken in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Poland and Italy.[1][4] He served as general manager of Heineken Italia from 2000 to 2001, and has been on its board of directors since 2001.[1][2][4][3] In 2005, he was appointed Chairman of the Board and CEO.[1][4][3] He oversaw the control of Asia Pacific Breweries.[5] He believes the two key markets are Africa and India.[6][7] At the 2011 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he said Nigeria was safer than Greece in terms of investments.[8][9]

He is a director of Mondelēz International, formerly known as Kraft Foods, since January 2010.[1][4][3]

He is a director of the Consumer Goods Forum, on the board of governors of De Nederlandse Opera, and on the advisory board of the Louvain School of Management.[1][4][10]


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  3. ^ a b c d e "Corporate Governance". Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Jean-François van Boxmeer". theheinekencompany. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Michael J. De La Merced, Heineken Clinches Deal for Asia Pacific Breweries With $4.5 Billion Offer, The New York Times, August 17, 2012
  6. ^ Louise Lucas, Life is no beach for Heineken chief, The Financial Times, August 10, 2012
  7. ^ Roger O. Crokett, Heineken CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer on Global Growth Strategies, Russell Reynolds Associates
  8. ^ Jack Ewing, From Heineken, Insights on Emerging Markets, The New York Times, January 27, 2011
  9. ^ Mamta Badkar, Heineken CEO: Nigeria Is A Safer Place For Our Company Than Greece, Business Insider, January 28, 2011
  10. ^ "History of The Consumer Goods Forum". Retrieved 16 October 2017.