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Nienke Fokma
Consultant Executive Search/directie
Koninklijke Grolsch N.V. (Grolsch), based in Enschede, is a company with a rich history dating back to 1615. Since 2008, the company is a subsidiary of SABMiller plc (SABMiller). Grolsch brews beer for the premium segment of the market and is the 21st largest provider of beer in the world. Its flagship brand, Grolsch, is widely known for its motto “Craftmanship is Mastery” and its unique and iconic swingtop bottle. The Grolsch organization is professional, powerful and flexible. Besides commercial and financial success, the company also enjoys a strong reputation as a well-respected and socially engaged company. Currently we are seeking to recruit a

Head of Legal
trusted advisor and partner-in-business
Head of Legal
trusted advisor and partner-in-business
You are involved in business from an early stage and will take leadership of both the corporate and the commercial legal agenda. Primarily, your focus will be on all legal matters concerning Grolsch, including preventing risks challenging the interests and reputation of Grolsch and SABMiller. You will operate in close contact with the management board, providing advice on strategic legal issues such as the position of the company towards new laws and regulations.This also implies overall responsibility for compliance with Dutch and EU legislation with respect to competition law, advertising law, employment law, pensions and intellectual property.You will manage a team of commercial legal counsel focusing on trade and management of litigation and risks. Finally, you will act as company secretary and support the Supervisory Board as well as the Board of the Pension Fund.The Head of Legal will report directly to the Director Finance & Commercial Services of Grolsch in Enschede and will liaise with the Head of Legal of SABMiller Europe in Zug and Group Legal in London.


  • Dutch qualified lawyer with 10-15 years work experience
  • a number of years as in-house counsel within an international company
  • sound corporate and commercial background
  • experienced in dealing with external advisers and related costs
  • strong personality with impact and business sense
  • excellent command of the Dutch and English languages


  • challenging and wide-ranging senior position
  • operating in close contact with the board and the business
  • managing a dedicated team of commercial legal counsel
  • long term career opportunities in the Netherlands or abroad
  • flexible working arrangements are possible

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