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As Proposed Merger Proceeds, Ahold And Delhaize Appoint Four More To Exec Team

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Last updated on June 14th, 2024 at 09:47 am

Ahold and Delhaize Group on Monday revealed the proposed executive committee of Ahold Delhaize, effective upon completion of the proposed merger of the two companies.

The future executive committee will be comprised of the management board members as announced in June and will be supplemented by the following four members, who will report directly to Ahold Delhaize CEO Dick Boer.

• Marc Croonen, chief sustainability, transformation and communications officer
• Hanneke Faber, chief e-commerce and innovation officer
• Jan Ernst de Groot, chief legal officer
• Abbe Luersman, chief human resources officer

Ahold and Delhaize Group say they have created two new important roles in the future executive committee to help shape and drive the company’s ambitions as a responsible and innovative retailer: chief sustainability, transformation and communications officer and chief e-commerce and innovation officer. At the level of the supervisory board, these areas will be overseen by a sustainability and innovation committee.

As announced, the proposed Ahold Delhaize management board consists of CEO Dick Boer, Deputy CEO and Chief Integration Officer Frans Muller, CFO Jeff Carr, COO Europe Pierre Bouchut, COO USA Kevin Holt and COO USA James McCann.

The management board will be responsible for the overall management and decision making of the new company and will have fiduciary responsibility toward the supervisory board and shareholders. The future executive committee will be charged with the day-to-day management of the company. With a strong and balanced leadership team with representation from both companies, it exhibits the right combination of functional capabilities and retail experience to steer a company that will greatly expand its reach to deliver even more for the customers and communities it serves. The team will be well positioned to drive and support integration, while managing the businesses for continued customer service and commercial success, the companies say.

Ahold and Delhaize in June announced their intention to merge, creating an international retailer with a portfolio of more than 375,000 associates serving more than 50 million customers every week in the U.S. and Europe.

Ahold and Delhaize remain on track to complete their proposed merger by mid-2016. The appointment of the future management board members and other important elements of the merger are subject to shareholder approval and regulatory clearance as well as other customary conditions.

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