Stijn de Bekker

Leading Teams in the Field of Technology

His digital roots and two master degrees (MSc, MBA), give Stijn the ability to analyse and understand complex situations from multiple viewpoints; he is a true digital techonologist that drives his teams in getting most out of projects, developments or innovations.

Recent Work Experience

Sociedade Central de Cervejas e Bebidas

Lisbon, Portugal

HEINEKEN’s local operations in Portugal. This includes a beer brewery, wholesale company, malt production, water plant and craft beer.

IT Manager
Jan 2017 - now

In a highly competitive market, end-responsible for all IT services in Portugal supporting full range of company operations for 2.000+ employees. Delivered a three year business-IT strategy and restructured the local IT team with new competences and capabilities. Setup new long-term agreements with (new) key partners, improved operational performance levels whilst signifiantly reducing cost.

HEINEKEN Global Shared Services

Kraków, Poland

European financial shared service centre, supporting 26 operating companies in transactional finance.

IT Manager
Mar 2015 - Dec 2016

Responsible for all IT activities to deliver financial services to all European markets; local business critical systems (e.g. fileservices, networking, VOIP telephony) and first escalation for critical local (remote) IT systems, workplace support for 1.000+ employees, remote working environment for outsourced services in India. Part of the management team to drive centre’s strategy and operational improvements.

HEINEKEN International

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Global Solutions manages and deploys projects globally as part of HEINEKEN’ central IT organisation.

Project Manager
Mar 2014 - Mar 2015

Solution owner of the global company SharePoint platform. Setup of and heading a community of practice, development of a roadmap and driving deployment of new features. Representative of HEINEKEN in Microsoft’s SharePoint community of practice. Presented vision and strategy to implement SharePoint Online to the CIO, as part of the Office365 suite.

HEINEKEN International

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Global centre of excellence on digital media, supporting delivery of marketing and communication initiatives

Cluster Lead Digital Consultants
Jan 2011 - Mar 2014

Managed a high-performing team of subject-matter experts (7 FTE) with design responsibility and to provide technology advice for highly-visible and strategic campaigns with major business value. Examples are Heineken® James Bond, Heineken® UEFA Champions League, brand platforms for Desperados, Amstel or Sol, HEINEKEN corporate website, the SUB eCommerce, etc. Delivery of technology vision & roadmap, to facilitate future initiatives.


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Advance, a division of Eyeworks TV Productions (today: Warner Bros. Netherlands), delivers digital communication, marketing and sales via owned online interactive platforms

Team Lead Project Management
Sep 2006 - Dec 2010

Managed the team project managers (6 FTE) and a member of MT Operations for cross-functional alignment. Responsible for key-accounts Philips International, Reed Business, Sara Lee and Unilever (budget up to 2M€). In addition, as Program Manager delivered a global online B2C & B2B marketing platform ("a Simple Switch") for Philips International deployed in the United States, China and The Netherlands.


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Jan 2010 - May 2012
Webster University, St. Louis (MO), US. Fast track course, GPA 3.94

Master in Computer Science (MSc)

Aug 1996 - Nov 2001
University of Twente, Enschede, NL. Specialized in multi-media database retrieval

VWO Atheneum

Aug 1991 - Jun 1996
Mencia de Mendoza, Breda, NL. Highest secondary educational system in the Netherlands - a pre-university education in anticipation of university. Included two years of Latin and Classic Greek.

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