Heineken USA has named a director of public affairs.

Sergio Barrios, who has spent seven years at the US beer importer, will assume the position at its head office in New York, the company said yesterday (23 October). He will be responsible for leading community involvement and state legislative affairs strategies and programmes for Heineken USA.

Barrios worked as a merchandiser for two years at Heineken USA before moving into corporate relations.

He said: "I am proud of my deep roots within Heineken USA and to continue to serve this company in an expanded capacity. I'm looking forward to putting my expertise in public affairs to work in this new position, and to helping Heineken USA continue to demonstrate its commitment to responsible corporate citizenship."