| Anthony Ruys |
|Born||20 July 1947|
|Alma mater||University of Utrecht, Harvard Business School|
|Member of||European Round Table of Industrialists|
Anthony Ruys is a Dutch businessman who spent his career increasing sales of processed foods, alcohol and tobacco. He is active in the EU business lobby group United Europe, where he mentors a series of workshops for "outstanding young professionals" from the EU.
in 1974, he started his professional career as a marketing trainee at Unilever in Rotterdam. He stayed with the group for 19 years during which he worked as a manager in Colombia, Italy and the Netherlands. During this time, he also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
In 1993 Ruys joined the board of Heineken in Amsterdam with responsibility for global marketing. From 1996 to 2002 he was deputy chairman of Heineken before being appointed chairman of the board, a position he held until 2005.
He has been chairman of the supervisory board of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport until 2017. He was a member of the supervisory boards of British American Tobacco until 2016, Janivo Holding BV (until 2017) and Indian Tobacco Company (until 2017). He is a non-executive board member of Intertrust Holding NV and of Hunter Douglas NV. Ruys is a member of the International Advisory Board of Van Lanschot Kempen.
As Chairman of British American Tobacco’s remuneration committte, he focused ensuring that the relevant business objectives underpin all the performance-related bonus measures, like achieving growth, improving productivity, operating responsibly and building a winning organisation.
He is chairman of the supervisory board of the Dutch AIDS Foundation.
Event Participated in
|Bilderberg/2003||15 May 2003||18 May 2003||France|
|The 51st Bilderberg, in Versailles, France|