Heineken Ireland has appointed Sharon Walsh as its managing director.
According to a statement published on HeinekenIreland.ie earlier this month, Walsh was Heineken Ireland’s commercial director before her new appointment, and she has replaced Maarten Schuurman, who will become the managing director of Heineken’s East and West African region from 1 April.
Walsh is a native of Dublin who has a degree and a higher diploma in hotel and catering management, as well as a master’s degree in strategic international marketing from DCU. She is a mother of three and a board member of children’s cancer charity the Gavin Glynn Foundation.
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Prior to working with Heineken, Walsh held positions at UDV, Diageo and Coca-Cola.
Statement By Schuurman
The statement published on HeinekenIreland.ie quoted Schuurman as saying, “Sharon has been a fantastic member of the management team for many years, and I wish her every success in her new role as managing director. Sharon’s broad business knowledge, leadership, creative drive and competitive spirit will be of great value to drive the next chapter of sustainable and responsible growth at Heineken Ireland.”
Statement By Walsh
The statement published on HeinekenIreland.ie also quoted Walsh as saying that she is honoured to have been appointed as Heineken Ireland’s managing director and that she is excited to take up her new role, saying, “We have a great team at Heineken Ireland, and I’m looking forward to leading the business and working with them, and our customers and stakeholders, to continue to take the business forward.”
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