Heineken USA Names New Senior Brand Director for Heineken Lager

Published in CSP Daily News

Osminkina brings global marketing, new brand/business development experience to team

Olga Osminkina

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Heineken USA Inc. has appointed Olga Osminkina to the position of senior brand director for Heineken Lager. In her new role, Osminkina will report to Laurent Theodore, vice president of marketing for Heineken, and she will be responsible for the overall strategy and sustained development of flagship Heineken Lager in the U.S. market.

Osminkina brings 12 years of marketing and business development experience from around the globe to the Heineken team. Most recently, Osminkina served as executive director of global marketing for Estee Lauder companies where she managed all aspects of marketing and business development across three brand introductions. She also brings extensive experience in rejuvenating brand performance, most recently in the perfumery and skin care segments. She has received numerous awards including an EFFIE for Best Brand Building Campaign 2010 and P&G's Presidents Award for Brand Building 2010.

At Heineken USA, Osminkina will lead the integrated marketing, communication and brand activation strategies for the Heineken Lager brand to ensure optimum penetration and sustained volume and share growth across multiple consumer segments. She will work closely with a broad range of stakeholders to ensure the superior execution of all marketing initiatives.

"We are thrilled to welcome Olga to the Heineken team," said Theodore. "Along with her extensive experience in consumer marketing and strong track record of reinvigorating brands, Olga brings a creativity, passion and an entrepreneurial spirit to her work that will help drive the iconic Heineken Lager brand to new heights in the U.S."

Heineken USA, a leading beer importer, is a subsidiary of Heineken International BV. European brands imported into the United States include Heineken Lager, Heineken Light, Amstel Light, Newcastle Brown Ale and Buckler nonalcoholic brew. Heineken USA is also the exclusive USA importer for the Tecate, Tecate Light, Dos Equis, Sol, Carta Blanca and Bohemia brands from Mexico.