Governance

Royal Swinkels is the holding company of the Swinkels Group, a 100% independent family business that has existed for seven generations and for over 300 years.

The sole shareholder of Royal Swinkels is Ambrig, whose shares are held exclusively by Stichting Administratiekantoor Ambrig. This foundation has issued depositary receipts for shares in Ambrig to the descendants of the original Swinkels brewing family. The family indirectly holds the full economic interest in Royal Swinkels through its depositary receipts.

Royal Swinkels has two tiers of management: the Supervisory Board and the Executive Board, the latter of which comprises Peer Swinkels (CEO) and the CFO. There are five divisions below these boards, consisting of Swinkels Family Brewers, Holland Malt, Habesha, Cuba and Swinkels Real Estate. Our company-wide strategy is implemented by the five divisional boards and adapted to local market conditions. This structure enables us to adapt quickly to challenges and opportunities in a fast-paced world.

Supervisory Board

The role of the Supervisory Board is to supervise the policies of the Executive Board and the overall course of business within the organization and its affiliates.

Executive Board

Peer Swinkels (CEO)

Swinkels Family Brewers

With 300 different options to choose from, Swinkels Family Brewers’ mission is to offer the right beer for every occasion. Its rich range consists of a variety of authentic and well-known brands, as well as alcohol-free beers and other drinks.

Swinkels Family Brewers consists of the following seven breweries: Bavaria, Palm, Rodenbach, De Hoorn, De Molen, De Koningshoeven and Uiltje Brewing Company.

Holland Malt

This division’s mission is to be able to serve any brewer, anywhere in the world. 1939, Holland Malt provides the best-quality malt to breweries and distilleries on every continent. It combines in-house brewing knowledge with sustainable technology and aims to realize the world’s first emission-free malt house in 2024.

Habesha

The mission of our Ethiopian division Habesha is to reach and connect with every Ethiopian Habesha has expanded five-fold over the past five years. It is now focused on sourcing a large part of its raw materials locally, which will sustainably benefit the Ethiopian economy.

Cuba

Cerveceria Cubana is a joint venture between Royal Swinkels Family Brewers S.L. and Corporacion Cuba Ron S.A. It has developed the new Cuban beer brand ‘Parranda’. The brewery, built in 2023, is strategically located at the port of Mariel, just 45 km outside the capital city of Havana.

Swinkels Real Estate