Meet Our Speaker

Eric Leong Son

Eric is responsible driving HEINEKEN beverages sustainability strategy with key focus on HEINEKEN’s ESG commitments known as ‘Brew a Better World’. Professional Experience: Eric is seasoned professional that comes with over 20 years’ experience in the alcoholic beverage industry. He held various leadership roles in supply chain, procurement, business management, corporate affairs and sustainability. His areas of expertise include supply chains across Africa and Asia, business transformation, sustainability, ESG, shared value and public-private partnerships. Education: Industrial Engineer (WITS University) and a post grad in Advanced Marketing (IMM)

His Goals: His  aim is to create and sustain transformational partnerships between the public sector, the private sector and the communities in which we operate. Ultimately, we all share the same eco-system, space and planet. These synergistic partnerships foster growth and prosperity for all. He’s tremendously excited about the potential HEINEKEN Beverages holds within South Africa and related markets.

His hobbies: Outside of work, He enjoy spending time with his family unit, keeping fit, enjoying the great outdoors, nature, looking after hisgarden, the odd cooking and eco-tourism. He’s really enjoying discovering the Western Cape now that he’s been living there for just over 5 years! Eric also serves as a Director on the board of ‘The Glass Recycling Company’ and chairs the product market portfolio at the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry.