Mr Van De Weert, who takes up the role in July, will succeed Steven Van Maasakker who will leave Heineken after leading the company's legal function for more than 12 years. Mr Van De Weert is a Dutch national and is currently Heineken's Company Secretary. He joined Heineken as Regional Legal Counsel Asia Pacific in 2008 coming from the law firm De Brauw, Blackstone Westbroek.
Jean-François van Boxmeer, Chairman of the Executive Board/CEO said that he wished to express his deepest appreciation to Steven for his commitment to the company. ‘Steven has been very instrumental in building a well-recognised legal function within Heineken and I wish him all the best. I am very pleased that in Ernst Van De Weert we have found a great successor to Steven from within the company.’