Heineken has nominated Nitin Paranjpe, chief operating officer of Unilever, as member of its supervisory board.
The brewer’s annual general meeting in 2021 will consider Paranjpe’s appointment for a four-year term, to replace former Moët Hennessy chief Christophe Navarre who will reach his maximum tenure upon conclusion of the AGM.
Paranjpe, an Indian national, has been chief operating officer of Unilever since May 2019 and a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive since October 2013.
Joining Unilever at Hindustan Lever Limited (India) in 1987, he went on to lead the firm’s global Food and Refreshment as well as its global Homecare division.
“Nitin’s consumer and customer-centric insights will be highly valuable to Heineken, as the company embarks on its next growth phase in which it aims to increase adaptability in a dynamic environment. His experience in mature and emerging markets and Asian background will also further strengthen the diversity within our supervisory board,” commented Jean-Marc Huët, chairman of the supervisory board.
Heineken’s supervisory board oversees the management of the executive board and the general affairs of the company and its affiliated enterprises.
Paranpje is the winner of GG2 Hammer Award, the top prize, at the GG2 Leadership Awards 2019.