Netherlands: New Heineken CEO welcomes new COO Stacey Tank

Heineken today announced the appointment of Stacey Tank (39) as Chief Corporate Affairs and Transformation Officer as of 1 June 2020. Ms. Tank will join Heineken's Executive Team, reporting to Dolf van den Brink (46), Heineken’s CEO designate and from 1 June 2020 CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board.

Last month, Heineken already reported “that Blanca Juti, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer has decided to leave Heineken on 1 June 2020, to pursue interests outside the company” and it was speculated that it was no coincidence that the day of her departure was when Heineken’s new CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board Dolf van den Brink starts his new job (, 24.4.2020).

Now it seems all the more likely that the new CEO wanted Ms. Tank on his team. During his time as President and CEO, Heineken USA, from October 2009 until July 2015, van den Brink hired Ms. Tank as Senior Vice President, Heineken USA, a role she served from January 2012 until March 2015, only 4 month before van den Brink also left the company.

“I am very pleased to welcome Stacey back to Heineken. She has an excellent track record in leading high performing teams across businesses and functions. Her business acumen and business success, knowledge of Heineken, and outstanding corporate affairs and senior leadership experience will be a valuable addition to our Executive Team. I much look forward working with her again. I would like to express my gratitude to Blanca Juti and wish her all the best for the future,” Dolf van den Brink, was quoted in a today’s press release.

A US national, Ms. Tank has over two decades of experience in global businesses in senior management roles. This includes close to ten years at General Electric (GE) in a variety of international audit, finance, and communications roles. During her GE years, she lived and worked also in Europe, Mexico and Brazil.

After leaving Heineken USA in 2015, Ms.Tank joined The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, as Chief Communications Officer and President of The Home Depot Foundation. Since 2018, Ms. Tank leads their Installation Services and Measurement Services businesses, being responsible for several billion dollars in annual sales and over 5,000 employees. She returned the businesses to double-digit growth while instilling a strong values-based culture and robust innovation pipeline, Heineken’s press statement reads. Ms. Tank is dedicated to the intersection of business and positive impact on society and she has repeatedly authored large-scale movements across enterprises.

Ms.Tank’s new role with Heineken entails the areas of Public Affairs, Sustainable Development and Global Communications. In addition, in the company transformation component of her role, Ms. Tank will support the orchestration of key change and transformation initiatives of Heineken’s strategic agenda.

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