The HEINEKEN Africa Foundation is proud to work with an extremely committed and diverse team of people.
On a day to day basis the Foundation is managed by the General Manger who is assisted by a range of highly motivated people working for HEINEKEN at Head Office and in the African operating companies. The Trustees are responsible for the decision making and depend highly on the diverse range of expertise of the Advisory Board members.
The HEINEKEN Africa Foundation (HAF) is a foundation established by the HEINEKEN Company in 2007. It is a separate legal entity and registered under Dutch law and has non-profit status (ANBI).
The aim of the Foundation is to improve the health of needy communities in Sub-Sahara African countries where HEINEKEN operates by supporting mother and child healthcare and water related projects. The Foundation is funded by an endowment fund provided by the HEINEKEN Company. The Foundation works closely with the local HEINEKEN operating companies in Sub-Sahara Africa and with selected NGO’s to look for projects which meet the objectives of the Foundation.
The Foundation obtains support from different departments at HEINEKEN Head Office (legal, communication, financial control). The Foundation’s General Manager falls under the HEINEKEN Collective Labour Agreement and part of her/his salary is charged to the Foundation.
The Foundation is independent in its decision making with regard to the assessment, - final selection and awarding of the projects: this is done by the Board of Trustees that bases their decisions upon the recommendation of the Advisory Board, which consists of mainly external experts. The external advisory board members receive a yearly voluntary contribution to cover costs, including travel costs.