Category

Management

Date

March 18, 2022

HEINEKEN South Africa has announced the appointment of Jordi Borrut as the brewer’s new managing director. 

Jordi Borrut is succeeding Gerrit Van Loo, who recently took early retirement from the business. Van Loo was instrumental in keeping the company on a growth path through a tumultuous time for the liquor industry and while facing numerous operational challenges as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic and national lockdowns.

Borrut previously headed up Nigerian Breweries Plc as MD and under his tenure, the HEINEKEN subsidiary became one of the growth engines for the international beer maker on the African continent. He has also previously held the position of General Manager of Brarudi S.A., one of the largest brewers and soft beverage companies in the Republic of Burundi.

“We are looking forward to working with Borrut and the opportunity of getting to tap into all his capabilities, experience and leadership as he has a great understanding of the industry and the business, having racked up more than 12 and a half years’ worth of experience within HEINEKEN in various roles such as On Trade Sales and Distribution Director (Spain), Amstel Brand Manager (France), and Distribution Project Manager in Slovakia,” says Millicent Maroga, Corporate Affairs Director HEINEKEN South Africa.

Amongst other qualifications, he holds a PHD Pharmacy from Universitat de Barcelona, as well as an MBA from ESADE Business School.

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