Amsterdam, 12 February 2018 - Heineken N.V. announced today that it will propose to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on 19 April 2018 that Mrs. Helmes be appointed as member of the Supervisory Board of Heineken N.V. If appointed, Mrs. Helmes will join the Audit Committee and in time become the Chair of the Audit Committee, taking over this role from Mr. Huët who will remain a member of the Audit Committee.
Mrs. Helmes (52) is an independent director and served as the Chief Financial Officer and Speaker of the Management Board of Celesio until 2014. She joined Celesio in 2012 from Q-Cells where she was Executive Board Member and Chief Financial Officer from 2010-2011. Prior to this, Mrs. Helmes spent over ten years with ThyssenKrupp where she was Chief Financial Officer from 2005-2010 of ThyssenKrupp Stainless and then of ThyssenKrupp Elevators. Mrs. Helmes holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Berlin FU and completed her PhD in Economics and Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Mrs. Helmes currently serves as a Supervisory Board member on the boards of UNIPER, British American Tobacco , Bilfinger Berger , Prosiebensat.1 Media and NXP. She is also the Chair of the Audit Committee of Bilfinger Berger and member of the Audit Committee at UNIPER, British American Tobacco , Prosiebensat.1 Media and NXP. She is in addition Senior Advisor for Germany at UBS Europe and from 2009-2014 was a member of the Supervisory Board and Audit Committee of Fugro . It is noted that Mrs. Helmes shall step down from the Bilfinger Berger Supervisory Board at its 2018 AGM.
Subject to approval of the AGM on 19 April 2018 in respect of the nomination of Mrs. Helmes and the re-appointment of Mr. Fernández Carbajal, Mr. Astaburuaga Sanjinés and Mr. Huët, the composition of the Supervisory Board of Heineken N.V. will be as follows as per the end of next year's AGM:
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