The Heineken annual shareholders meeting is on 25 April

The Heineken annual shareholders meeting is on 25 April

Heineken will propose the appointment of its founder's great-great grandson to its board of directors at next month's annual shareholders meeting.

Alexander de Carvalho, 28, is the eldest son of Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, who owns a controlling interest in the Dutch brewer. His appointment will continue “the tradition of personal involvement in the Heineken group by successive generations of the Heineken family”, the company said today (1 March).

Alexander is the grandson of former Heineken president Freddy Heineken and great-great grandson of Gerard Adriaan Heineken, who started Heineken in 1864. He graduated from Harvard Collage and is an associate at Lion Capital, a private equity firm

Heineken's annual shareholders meeting takes place on 25 April.

This month, Heineken posted a strong set of full-year results as emerging markets helped drive growth.

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