Ahold : Ahold CEO elected new co-chair of Consumer Goods Forum
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 12 - Ahold today announced the appointment of
CEO Dick Boer as co-chair of the Consumer Goods Forum, the global,
parity-based industry network that brings together the CEOs and senior
management of over 400 retailers, manufacturers and other stakeholders across
70 countries. The other co-chair appointed today is Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke.
Today's announcement was made following the meeting of the CGF Board of
Directors in Tokyo.
Commenting on his election, Dick Boer said: "Ahold has been working with the
CGF for many years, and we are honored to be involved at such a high level
now. The CGF is uniquely positioned to drive the vision of the industry and
encourage real change. Its ability to bring companies together for the good of
our customers makes the work of the CGF both relevant and important. I am
looking forward to contributing to the CGF's international practices and to
encouraging collaboration across all levels of the CGF membership."
The pair will replace outgoing chairs Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The
Coca-Cola Company and Gareth Ackerman, Chairman of Pick 'n' Pay. Both Dick
Boer and Paul Bulcke emphasized their gratitude to Mr Kent and Mr Ackerman for
their outstanding contribution to the CGF over recent years, and thanked them
on behalf of the Board for their exceptional leadership.
The Forum was created in June 2009, and is governed by its Board of Directors,
which includes 50 manufacturer and retailer CEOs and Chairmen. The Forum
provides a global platform for knowledge exchange and initiatives around five
strategic priorities - Emerging Trends, Sustainability, Safety & Health,
Operational Excellence, and Knowledge Sharing & People Development - which are
central to the advancement of today's consumer goods industry.
The Forum's vision is: "Better lives through better business." To fulfill
this, its members have given the Forum a mandate to develop common positions
on key strategic and operational issues affecting the consumer goods business,
such as providing consumers with healthier choices, and with more information
on the company's products and services.
With its headquarters in Paris and its regional offices in Washington, D.C.,
and Tokyo, the CGF serves its members throughout the world. It brings together
the CEOs and senior management of over 400 retailers, manufacturers, service
providers and other stakeholders across 70 countries, and reflects the
diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format.
Forum member companies have combined sales of €2.5 trillion. Their retailer
and manufacturer members directly employ nearly 10 million people with a
further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain.
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