Mr. van Boxmeer became chairman of Vodafone Group Plc, a global telecommunications company, in November 2020. Mr. van Boxmeer also served as Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Heineken N.V., a global brewing company with a network of distributors and brewers in more than 70 countries, from 2005 until his retirement in May 2020 and was a member of its Executive Board from 2001 until his retirement.
Mr. van Boxmeer was employed by Heineken for 36 years in various capacities, including in management positions in Rwanda (Sales & Marketing Manager), Democratic Republic of Congo (General Manager), Poland (Managing Director) and Italy (Managing Director). His experience includes Executive Board responsibility for Heineken Regions and Global functions: Human Resources, Corporate Relations, Supply Chain, Commerce, Legal Affairs, Strategy, Internal Audit and Company Secretary.
- Mr. van Boxmeer has a strong track record leading strategic acquisitions and integrations and driving revenue growth. He led Heineken’s significant global expansion, bringing its iconic brands into new markets through 65 acquisitions since 2005. These expanded Heineken’s brewing operations from 39 countries to 70, including China, Mexico, Brazil, Ethiopia, Vietnam and Ivory Coast.
- Mr. van Boxmeer brings a global perspective with particular insights regarding developing markets.
- Mr. van Boxmeer has broad leadership experience, including in global operations, product development and marketing, and the beverages and consumer products industries.
- Mr. van Boxmeer has extensive public company board and corporate governance experience. He is Chairman of the Board of Vodafone Group Plc, a Member of the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA and a director of Heineken Holding N.V.