Hervé Le Faou

Chief Procurement Officer, Heineken N.V.

Hervé Le Faou currently serves as the Chief Procurement Officer at HEINEKEN, the world’s most international brewer.  HEINEKEN operates in over 70 countries globally and is committed  to surprising and exciting consumers everywhere.  Since joining HEINEKEN in 2016, Hervé has been leading a transformational programme within the Global Procurement function, with the intention of creating a world-class strategic sourcing community who are able to operate as a true business partner.

Having spent over half of his professional career abroad, Hervé brings a strong international leadership to his team, which manages €13 billion of spend through a team of 900 people based around the globe.  This, coupled with his strong passion for both people and brands, has proven to be a great recipe for success when leading transformations in the food and beverage industry.

Previous Organisations:

Worked in Unilever, Danone, Cadbury, Kraft-Heinz prior to joining HEINEKEN

Undertaken a variety of roles in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement and General Management


Graduated from Arts et Metiers  “Grande École” in Mechanical Engineering