Heinrich started his career as a tropical biologist before joining the family enterprise in 1995. In Jebsen & Jessen SEA, a diversified ASEAN industrial group, he has worked as Director – Environment, Health & Safety, General Manager of two of the group’s packaging companies and Regional Managing Director of its material handling joint-venture MHE-Demag. He has been Chairman of Jebsen & Jessen’s executive board since 2010.

Heinrich serves as council member in the Singapore National Employers Federation, Air Liquide International (Eastern Asia), Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, MIT Press’ Journal of Industrial Ecology and the United World College South East Asia Foundation. He was educated at George Washington University and Yale University.