Maggie Timoney, a native of Ballina has been appointed managing director of Heineken Ireland, the leading lager company on the island of Ireland.
A 15 year veteran of Heineken Maggie previously served as chief people officer at Heineken USA (since 2010 ), during a period that saw a significant turnaround in its business. In her prior role as general manager of Heineken Canada (2006-2010 ), she drove substantial growth of the Heineken brand, resulting in Canada becoming one of the brand’s top ten markets in the world.
Maggie previously fulfilled a range of leadership roles for Heineken in the Netherlands (2001-2006 ) and in the US where she commenced her career in 1998 as national sales planning manager. Maggie joined Heineken from Sound Distributing, an Anheuser-Busch wholesaler, where she was vice president of sales.
A former captain of the Irish Women’s National Basketball Team, Maggie is a graduate of Iona College, New York, receiving both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees. While at Iona, she starred for the women’s basketball team and holds the all-time leading scorer record. In March 2013 she was inducted into the Naismith National Basketball Hall of Fame, an honour reserved for the basketball greats in the USA.