Jean-François van Boxmeer

Jean-François van Boxmeer


Jean- François van Boxmeer became Chair of Vodafone Group Plc on 3 November 2020 having been appointed as a non-executive member of the Board at the conclusion of the 2020 AGM.

Jean-François is highly regarded as having been one of the longest standing and most successful CEOs in Europe. He was the Chief Executive of Heineken for 15 years, having been with the company for 36 years. Jean-François held a number of senior roles in Africa and Europe before joining Heineken’s Executive Board in 2001 with worldwide responsibility for supply chain and technical services, as well as regional responsibility for the operating businesses in North-West Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Jean-François received a graduate degree from Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix.

Board Committees

Nominations and Governance Committee

External appointments

Heineken Holding N.V., non-executive director