The British company said Van Boxmeer, a Belgian, will join as a non-executive director on July 28.
Already the largest shareholder in United Breweries with a 46.7 percent shareholding, Heineken seeks to further strengthen its control in the company by taking its stake to over 51 percent.
Heineken, UBL's largest shareholder with a 44 percent stake, has reportedly approached SBI for the stake.
Along with UB, London Pilsner and Heineken beer also plan to launch a slew of zero-alcohol beer in Gujarat as well as elsewhere
The deal will see Heineken, the world's No. 2 brewer, take a 40 percent stake in CRH Beer for HK$24.35 billion ($3.1 billion), giving the Dutch brewer a strong distribution network in China and greater access to one of the world's fastest-growing premium beer sectors.
Heineken is believed to be in talks with absconding businessman Vijay Mallya on his role as UBL's chairman.
SEBI has passed an order asking Vijay Mallya to not be on the board till the order is stayed, said Shekhar Ramamurthy, MD of United Breweries.
In a setback to Vijay Mallya, the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) Thursday allowed SBI-led consortium to petition against the liquor baron. The tribunal has ordered payment of Rs 6,203 crore.
The Debt Recovery Tribunal here has reserved its order on the pleas of SBI-led consortium of banks for recovery of over Rs 9,000 crore from beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya in the Kingfisher Airlines case.
Beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya remains in "full control" even after relocating to UK, his UB group's holding firm United Breweries Holdings Ltd has said while disclosing remuneration totalling Rs 1.6 crore.
Heineken International BV, the maker of Heineken beer, has increased its stake in United Breweries by buying shares worth Rs 152 crore in an open market transaction today.
Sources told CNBC-TV18 that private bank may have sold company's pledged shares while Heineken is likely buyer in block deal.
Dutch beer major Heineken had filed an application before the Debt Recovery Tribunal, seeking to be impleaded in the case to enjoy Right of First Refusal (ROFR) over UBL shares.
Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya is likely to step down as Chairman of United Breweries Ltd at a meeting that will be held soon.
After more than three years of a successful financial leadership with United Breweries Ltd (UBL), Henricus Petrus van Zon, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, will move on to a next assignment with Heineken effective September 1, 2016, the company said in a BSE filing.
"Heineken can confirm that it has acquired in total 21,15,088 UBL shares... The transaction increases Heineken's stake in UBL from 42.2 percent to 43 percent...It does not result in any changes to the UBL governance structure," a Heineken spokesperson told PTI in an emailed response.
Beer maker Heineken International today consolidated its stake in United Breweries Ltd (UBL) by picking up over 21 lakh shares of Vijay Mallya-led firm for Rs 179 crore through open market transactions.
According to the deal, Mallya will get a 10 percent discount on three prime USL properties in Goa, Delhi and Mumbai
Heineken acquired a 37.5 percent stake in United Breweries in 2008 through its takeover of Scottish & Newcastle and has since increased its holding to 42.4 percent.
There is still confusion over the future of â€˜Kingfisher‘ trademark for the United Breweries beer category, reports CNBC-TV18‘s Varinder Bansal.
AB InBev, whose takeover of SABMiller would be one of the largest mergers in corporate history, formally announced early in November that it would buy SABMiller for $106 billion. It also said that it agreed to sell the latter's stake in US venture MillerCoors to help win regulatory approval.
The Amsterdam-based brewer said it sold in July through September 51.2 million hectolitres of beer, which roughly equates to more than 2,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Turnover amounted to 5.5 billion euros (USD 6.08 billion).
Despite being faced with a giant challenge from the mega-merger, worth more than USD 100 billion, the head of the Dutch brewer wasn't worried about a new challenger in Heineken's targeted growth markets, such as Africa.
The disposal includes sale of Diageo's 57.87 percent stake in D&G to Heineken, bringing Heineken's stake in D&G to 73.32 percent.
In a statement made in response to recent press speculation, SABMiller said that no proposal had yet been received from AB InBev and that it would respond as appropriate once an approach had been made.