Heineken announces Stefan Orlowski to lead UK business
Amsterdam, 12 June 2009 - Heineken N.V. today announced that Stefan
Orlowski, currently Group Commerce Director, Heineken N.V. has been
appointed Managing Director, Scottish and Newcastle UK, effective 1
In his new role, Stefan will report to Didier Debrosse, Regional
President, Western Europe, and will join the Western Europe
Commenting on the appointment, Jean-FranÃ§ois van Boxmeer, Heineken
CEO said, "I am delighted that Stefan has accepted this critical
leadership role in one of our highest priority markets. He has the
right attributes and experience to address the considerable
challenges of the UK market. He has worked directly with the UK
management team on their commercial strategy and has an outstanding
track record in both general and commercial management. He has made a
significant contribution to our business both as the leader of our
global commercial function and as a member of the Executive
Stefan Orlowski said, "Over the last two years, the Commerce function
within Heineken has developed a robust approach to building brands,
innovation and creating value. We have a clear framework for the
long-term growth of our brand portfolios built around the Heineken
brand and we have developed the competencies that support its
delivery. The chance now to work alongside a strong and talented UK
management team to lead one of Heineken's most important markets is a
compelling personal and professional opportunity. I am looking
forward to getting started."
A successor to Stefan both as Group Commerce Director, and as an
Executive Committee member will be announced in due course.
Biography Stefan Orlowski:
* Stefan Orlowski is currently Heineken's Group Commerce Director
with global functional responsibility for the Heineken Group's
commercial activities including Marketing, Sales, innovation,
company-owned wholesale operations and specific responsibility
for the growth of the Heineken brand;
* As Group Commerce Director, Stefan is a member of Heineken's
global Executive Committee;
* Prior to taking up his current role in 2007, Stefan was based in
Australia working with Harbin BV, a private international
investment firm. The company owns a minority shareholding in
Grupa Zywiec and Stefan was a member of the Grupa Zywiec
* From 2003 - 2006, Stefan was Chief Operating Officer, first of
Brau Union AG and subsequently, (from 2005), of Heineken Central
& Eastern Europe (CEE). In this role, he had direct
responsibility for Heineken's Central European markets and in
addition, functional responsibility for marketing, sales and
distribution in the greater CEE region.
* From 1998 - 2003, Stefan was Sales, Marketing and Distribution
Director for Zywiec SA, Heineken's Polish operating business.
* From 1992 to 1998, Stefan worked with a private brewery
investment group in a variety of management roles including: CEO
of Warka Breweries Ltd and CEO of Elbrewery Company Ltd.
* Stefan, 42, is a qualified barrister and solicitor of the Supreme
Court of Victoria (Australia) and began his career in the
commercial law firm Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks in Melbourne.
* He holds a bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees from
Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
* He is married and has two children.
Heineken N.V. is one of the world's great brewers and is committed to
growth and remaining independent. The brand that bears the founder's
family name - Heineken - is available in almost every country on the
globe and is the world's most valuable international premium beer
brand. The company's aim is to be a leading brewer in each of the
markets in which we operate and to have the world's most prominent
brand portfolio. In 2008, the Company operated 125 breweries in more
than 70 countries and sold 162 million hectolitres of beer. Heineken
is Europe's largest brewer and the world's third largest by volume.
Heineken is committed to the responsible marketing and consumption of
its more than 200 international premium, regional, local and
specialty beers and ciders. These include Amstel, Birra Moretti,
Cruzcampo, Foster's, Maes, Murphy's, Newcastle Brown Ale, Ochota,
Primus, Sagres, Star, Strongbow, Tiger and Zywiec. In 2008, revenue
totalled EUR 14.3 billion and Net Profit before exceptional items and
amortisation was EUR 1.0 billion. In 2008, the average number of
people employed was 56,208. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V.
shares are listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange. Prices for the
ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols
HEIA:NA and HEIO:NA and on the Reuter Equities 2000 Service under
HEIN.AS and HEIO.AS. Additional information is available on
Heineken's home page: http://www.heinekeninternational.com.
Tel: +31 (0)20 5239 355
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