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Heineken appoint new HR Chief

Heineken N.V. today announced the appointment of Michael O’Hare as Group Human Resources Director.

Mr. O’Hare is currently Chief Personnel Officer, Asia-Pacific for PepsiCo International based in Hong Kong. In his 13-year career with PepsiCo, Mr. O’Hare has also held senior HR roles in the USA within both Head Office and operating business units.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Mr. O’Hare will take up his new role on 4 May 2009, reporting to Jean-François van Boxmeer, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Heineken N.V. He will become a member of the company’s Executive Committee.
Mr. O’Hare succeeds Frans van der Minne, who will, as planned, assume a new role focused on further developing the company’s strategic customer relationships around the world. Mr. van der Minne will continue to report to Jean-François van Boxmeer although the new position will not form part of the Executive Committee.
Commenting on the changes, Jean François van Boxmeer said, “I am delighted to welcome Michael to Heineken. Michael is an outstanding HR professional with a proven track record in harnessing the potential of employees in order to deliver high performance. He is the right candidate to lead a new HR agenda and build on the considerable achievements of Frans and his team. I look forward to working with both Michael and Frans in their new roles.”

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