New recruit at Sara LeeThis article was originally published in Foodnews
SARA Lee has appointed Michiel Herkemij as chief executive officer of its International Beverage business, effective 1 December, 2011. He will also serve as chief executive officer of CoffeeCo, once it is spun-off from Sara Lee, in the first half of calendar 2012. Herkemij joins Sara Lee from Heineken, one of the world’s leading beer companies, and currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma – a leading beer manufacturer in Mexico, which Heineken bought in 2010. Previously, he was chief executive officer of Heineken’s Nigerian subsidiary, a publicly-listed company. Prior to Heineken, he held multiple managerial positions with Royal Friesland Campina, a leading dairy company, where he worked in the Benelux region, China and Nigeria.