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Vodafone names Heineken's Van Boxmeer as new chairman

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) - Vodafone, the world’s second-biggest mobile operator, has recruited Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer, the current CEO of brewer Heineken, to succeed Gerard Kleisterlee as chairman from November this year.

The British company said Van Boxmeer will join as a non-executive director on July 28. He has been Heineken’s CEO since 2005 and will hand over the role to his successor in June. (Reporting by James Davey; editing by Sarah Young)

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