Heineken to Replace Laurence Debroux as CFO

Harold van der Broek

Heineken NV is changing its CFO in one more transfer to shake up prime administration as it focuses on its pandemic recovery system.

The world’s next-largest beer maker reported Monday that Laurence Debroux will action down next thirty day period after six several years as CFO and be succeeded by Harold van der Broek, at this time president of cleanliness at British shopper-products firm Reckitt Benckiser.

Van der Broek will be the eighth new addition to Heineken’s 11-human being executive crew considering the fact that Dolf van den Brink took in excess of as CEO in February 2020.

Right after plunged 204 million euros into the purple in 2020 amid coronavirus limits and lockdowns, Heineken has been concentrating on restoring functioning income margins to pre-pandemic levels by 2023. It declared past thirty day period it was cutting eight,000 work opportunities about the environment as part of its 2 billion euro “Evergreen” price tag-conserving system.

“Harold brings deep economic expertise and powerful company acumen as the existing president of a multi-billion pound company,” van den Brink reported in a information launch.

“He has led massive-scale company transformations, has many years of shopper items working experience, and brings refreshing exterior standpoint – all of which will be an asset as we embark on our EverGreen journey, enter our next period of progress and build on the terrific system established by Laurence,” he extra.

Van den Brink credited Debroux with leaving Heineken “in a powerful economic posture and with the finance groups in terrific condition, thanks to her constant drive to create and nurture terrific expertise.”

According to The Grocer, the coronavirus pandemic has hammered Heineken’s product sales from pubs, bars, dining establishments, and cafes, with revenues slipping sixteen.seven% in 2020 to 23.eight billion euros.

Debroux, a French countrywide, took in excess of as CFO in April 2015 after serving as finance main of French out of doors promoting team JCDecaux.

“Over the past yr, we have been shaping with each other the strategic path for the firm to arise stronger from the COVID-19 crisis,” she reported. “I leave with total self esteem that beneath Dolf’s management the firm is in the very best of palms to embark on its next progress chapter beneath a renewed method.”

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