Dolf van den Brink

On the 6th of October 2023 Dolf van den Brink gave the opening lecture of the EBF Conference. 

He was appointed Chairman of the Executive Board / CEO of HEINEKEN N.V. in June 2020. Dolf joined HEINEKEN in 1998 as a Commercial Management Trainee. Between 1999-2005 he worked in various marketing and commerce roles at Vrumona and in Global Commerce. In 2005 he was appointed Commercial Director at Bralima in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

He then move to New York in 2009 to become Managing Director of HEINEKEN USA for six years. In 2015 he was appointed Managing Director of HEINEKEN Mexico (Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma). After three years he then moved to Singapore to become President, APAC in 2018 and joined the Executive Team.

A native of The Netherlands, Dolf attended the Advanced Management Program in Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, and has a MA in Philosophy and MSc in Business Administration, both from the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. He is a 2014 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. In 2016 Dolf received the Vital Voices Solidarity Award for his and Heineken Mexico’s work against domestic violence in Mexico.

In 2012, Fortune Magazine listed him as one of their "40 Under 40". Dolf is married to Sylvia and has 2 daughters.