Amsterdam, 28 June 2012 - Heineken N.V. today announced that Floris van Woerkom, Chief Control & Accounting Officer, has decided to leave the company by the end of the year in order to seek a new career challenge outside HEINEKEN.
In order to support an organised and smooth transition process, Floris has agreed to remain in the role until the end of 2012 or until an appropriate succession is in place, whichever is the earlier.
Commenting on Floris' departure, René Hooft Graafland, HEINEKEN's Chief Financial Officer said: "I want to thank Floris for his significant contribution to our business over the last seven years. Floris' leadership, professional knowledge and wide business experience have enabled us to improve significantly our Finance organisation and processes. As a Member of the Executive Committee, his leadership of our company-wide cost and cash initiatives has helped deliver more than EUR 1 billion in annualised cost savings and generated significant amounts of additional cash, making HEINEKEN stronger and more competitive."
Floris commented: "Working for HEINEKEN has been a successful and rewarding period in my career. During my time with the business, we have successfully transformed the Finance function into a business partner with the capacity to both stretch and support the business and to mobilise effectively around key strategic priorities. Having achieved what I set out to do, I see this as the right moment for me to make the next step in my career.''
Prior to joining HEINEKEN, Floris worked for Unilever in a variety of national, regional and global finance and management roles, located in the Netherlands, the UK, the USA, Mexico and Brazil.
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