Jean- François van Boxmeer became chairman 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 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 is a member of the shareholders committee of Henkel AG&Co KGaA, a non-executive lead director of Mondelez International, Inc. and a non-executive director of Heineken Holding N.V.
Jean-François received a graduate degree from Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix.