Chairman, Blackstone Europe
Mr. Bolland has been a Director of The Coca‑Cola Company since 2015. Mr. Bolland is Chairman of Blackstone Europe as well as Chairman of Blackstone Group International Partners LLP. Mr. Bolland was Head of European Portfolio Operations of Blackstone Inc., one of the world’s leading investment firms, from September 2016 to January 2022. He served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Marks & Spencer Group p.l.c., an international, multi-channel retailer, from May 2010 to April 2016. He served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC, a leading supermarket chain in the United Kingdom, from September 2006 to April 2010. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Heineken N.V., one of the world’s largest brewers, from 2005 to July 2006, and as an executive board member of Heineken N.V. from 2001 to July 2006. Mr. Bolland started his career at Heineken N.V. in the Netherlands in 1987, serving in several international management positions including Managing Director of Heineken Export Group Worldwide, a subsidiary of Heineken N.V., from 1999 to 2001, and Managing Director of Heineken Slovensko, a subsidiary of Heineken N.V., from 1995 to 1998. He previously served as a director of ManpowerGroup Inc. from 2004 to 2015 and International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. from 2016 to 2020. Mr. Bolland also is a director of Exor N.V.