Nico Vervelde appointed Managing Director, Heineken Asia Pacific Region

Nico Vervelde
HEINEKEN N.V. has announced the appointment of Mr. Nico Vervelde as Managing Director (MD) of its Asia Pacific Region.

As a Cluster MD across the Asia Pacific region, Mr. Vervelde, who is currently Managing Director/CEO of Nigerian Breweries Plc, will take responsibility for Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, East Timor and HEINEKEN Asia Pacific Export. He will resume in his new role on August 1, 2017.

According to a statement signed by Kufre U. Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Vervelde was previously Managing Director of HEINEKEN Caribbean and Central America for four years. He joined HEINEKEN in 1984 as a Management Trainee and subsequently held a number of ever increasing senior management roles in the Netherlands, Rwanda, Bahamas, Ireland and Puerto Rico. He also served as Deputy Director and Director for the Africa and Middle-East region.

With this development, Ekanem said the Board of Nigerian Breweries has commenced the process of identifying a successor for Mr. Vervelde as Managing Director/CEO and will make an announcement in that regard in due course. 
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