Heineken has turned to a familiar face to head up its UK division

Heineken has turned to a familiar face to head up its UK division

Heineken has appointed a new managing director for its UK division in the wake of a management restructure.

David Forde, currently MD of Heineken's Ireland business, will take up the role in May, the brewer said today (15 February). It is a return to the post for Forde, as he previously held the MD role for Heineken UK between May 2007 and April 2009.

Forde will replace Stefan Orlowski, who has been appointed president of Heineken's American region. Orlowski's move was first announced last week as part of a management restructure for the Dutch brewer.

Forde started his career with Heineken in 1997, working for its Polish subsidiary Grupa Zwyiec for three years before taking the role of the group's global commerical development director. 

Earlier this week, Heineken reported a single-digit rise in full-year sales and profits.