Maud Meijboom-vanWel has assumed duties as Managing Director of HEINEKENLanka Limited, taking over the reins from her predecessor, industry veteran Dusty Alahakoon who was responsible for transforming HEINEKEN Lanka Limited into a true multinational.
With wide exposure in both Sales and Marketing across multiple markets in Europe and Asia Pacific, Maud arrived in Sri Lanka from Singapore where she last served as Brand Director Asia Pacific & GlobalCommunication DirectorHeineken®. Covering Brand Development in 23 Asia Pacific markets such as China, Vietnam, Korea, Australia, India and Singapore,she has also held the position ofBoard Member of Thai Asia Pacific Breweries.
In 2013, Maudbecame a Management Team member for DB Breweries in New Zealand.As the Marketing Director, she led an extensive portfolio of cider, craft, and lager brands with a focus on growth in premium, innovation and breakthrough communication. In April 2016 Maud was appointed as Marketing Director for GAB, later HEINEKEN Malaysia Berhad, developing an innovative portfolio of global, local and license brands, as well as accelerating cider locally in Malaysia.
Speaking about her new role, Maud said, “Sri Lanka is an important market for us, and we are very excited about the times aheadfor the country. Judging by the performance of the company over the past few years, it is evident that the HEINEKEN team has worked extremely hard, guided by steady and able leadership, to ensure true transformative change that has set us up for the next phase of growth. I would like to thank Dusty Alahakoon for his strong inspirational leadership and people focus throughout his tenure.”