Gerrit van Loo

Gerrit van Loo

Managing Director

Gerrit was appointed as Managing Director of Heineken Ethiopia in June 2015. Gerrit has worked in HEINEKEN for 27 years. He has held various positions starting from Marketing Manager for AME Region, Netherlands, Spain, and as General Manager in Cork Ireland and Vrumona.

Dina Makonnen

Dina Makonnen

Human Resource Director

Dina Makonnen joined Heineken Ethiopia as HR Director in 2014. She has over 12 years of HR experience in various advisory roles. Prior to joining Heineken Ethiopia she was Director of Operations at InfoMind Solutions.

Berend Odink

Berend Odink

Finance Director

Berend Odink joined Heineken Ethiopia as Finance Director in April 2016. Prior to this role, he was the Finance Manager of Vrumona. Before joining Heineken in 2004, Berend worked for Merrill Lynch in London as a banker.

Serawit Bezabeh

Serawit Bezabeh

Corporate Relation Director

Sera is the Corporate Relations Director for HEINEKEN Ethiopia. Sera joined HEINEKEN Ethiopia in 2012 as the Human Resource Director and has been in her current role since 2015.  With over 20 years experience, Sera has worked in both the US and Ethiopia in various HR roles and management positions.

Martin Kochl

Martin Kochl

Supply Chain Director

Martin is the Supply Chain Director for Heineken Ethiopia. He started his career in HEINEKEN 14 years ago as a Management Trainee in the Netherlands. Since then he has held several positions within Supply Chain. Martin has worked in various countries such as UK, Russia and Vietnam.

Mekdes Sahlemariam

Mekdes Sahlemariam

Legal Counsel

Mekdes joined Heineken Ethiopia as Legal Counsel in October, 2014. Mekdes started her career as a Paralegal and Researcher in a law office focusing on Investment and Non-Profit law prior to joining Heineken Ethiopia.

Merid Demissie

Merid Demissie

Sales Director

Merid joined Heineken Ethiopia in January of 2014. Prior to joining the team here, he spent over 13 years in the Coca Cola Company starting out as Market Developer in Ethiopia, holding various Sales positions in DRC, Djibouti, and Kenya with his last position being Route to Market Specialist for the Central, East and West Africa business unit.

Aline Asselot

Aline Asselot

Marketing Director

Aline is responsible for understanding consumer needs, innovating and building strong brands. Aline joined Heineken Ethiopia in July 2016. She started her career with HEINEKEN in 2005 in Austria. Over the years Aline has held several positions in marketing working in The Netherlands, Egypt and Rwanda, before joining Heineken Ethiopia her last position was Marketing Director in our Operation Company in Burundi.

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