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Date:8th August 2018

Thursday, 9th August 2018: HEINEKEN Ireland today announced the appointment of Maarten Schuurman as its new Managing Director, effective 1st September 2018. Mr. Schuurman has enjoyed a successful 22-year career at HEINEKEN encompassing both global and general management leadership positions.

Mr. Schuurman will join the Irish business from his current role as Head of Global Sales based in the company’s international headquarters in The Netherlands. For the past three years, he shaped and delivered HEINEKEN’s global sales agenda including revenue management and e-commerce across all continents.  

Mr. Schuurman joined HEINEKEN in 1996 as a Management Trainee. During his 22-year career, he has held several finance and commercial roles in HEINEKEN Netherlands and has been Managing Director of HEINEKEN’s operating companies in Suriname, South America and Burundi in East Africa.

Mr. Schuurman will succeed Maggie Timoney who has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of HEINEKEN USA following five years as Managing Director of HEINEKEN Ireland.


For further information, please contact:

 Avril Collins, Murray Group

Tel: (01) 498 0300 / 086 396 4368

 Kathryn D’Arcy, HEINEKEN Ireland  

Tel: (01) 416 8800

 *Issued by Murray Group on behalf of HEINEKEN Ireland*

 Notes to editor:

 About HEINEKEN Ireland

HEINEKEN Ireland, a wholly owned subsidiary of HEINEKEN N.V., the most international brewer in the world, is a market leader in sustainably brewing premium beers and ciders using quality Irish Ingredients.


Based in Cork since 1856, the brewery combines a long and proud brewing tradition with the most up to date technology and innovative marketing. HEINEKEN Ireland employs over 400 people across the Island of Ireland.


The brewery’s portfolio includes Heineken®, Heineken® Light, Heineken® 0.0%, Appleman’s® Orchard Thieves, Orchard Thieves Light, Desperados, Tiger, Coors Light, Fosters, Sol, Beamish Stout, Murphy’s Stout, and our range of specialty beers, which includes Affligem, Paulaner, Moretti, Zywiec & Cute Hoor.