Carlsberg appoints Joris Huijsmans as new as Chief Human Resources Officer

DENMARK – Dutch national, Joris Huijsmans has been appointed as the new Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Copenhagen based alcoholic beverages giant, Carlsberg.

In his new role, Joris will lead the brewer’s global HR Leadership Team and serve as HR business partner to the executive committee.

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The Dutch national with a masters in in Civil Law from Leiden University in The Netherlands will start his new role in 1 January 2021, according to a statement from Carlsberg.

Carlsberg in a statement said, Joris joined Carlsberg in 2016 as VP Group Strategy, involved in a broad range of strategic projects.

In 2018, he was appointed VP Urban Development and New Business, tasked with reassessing the Urban Development project and was subsequently appointed MD of Carlsberg Export & License in 2019.

Prior to joining Carlsberg, Joris had accumulated over 20 years of FMCG industry and emerging markets experience.

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He also has broad background in general management, sales and HR in various international senior management positions in The Netherlands, Mexico, Singapore and Hungary.

The appointment of Joris follows a recent shakeup in the company’s senior management team in response to a recent merger between the brewer and British brewing company Marston’s.

The shakeup in senior management led to the appoint of former Carlsberg Vice-President of Craft and Speciality Paul Davies as the Chief Executive Officer of the new US$780 million Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company.

In the executive reorganization, Marston’s Chief Executive Ralph Findlay was appointed as a non-executive chairman of Carlberg Marston’s Brewing Company.

Under the terms of the transactions, the new Carlsberg-Marston’s joint venture will have access to Marston’s vast pub estate for its beer portfolio.

Joris will thus a lot on his table given the expanded scope of HR in the new Carlsberg-Marston’s joint venture.

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