Ahold : Ahold announces new executive leadership structure and the appointment
of a new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
June 18, Zaandam, the Netherlands - Ahold today announced a new Executive
Committee (ExCo) leadership structure, which will enable the company to
accelerate its Reshaping Retail strategy. The new ExCo will simplify the
company's governance structure and decision-making process, and ensure that
the company's business and functional leaders are represented at the highest
Joining Ahold to become part of the seven-strong Executive Committee is
Hanneke Faber as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Hanneke, reporting to CEO
Dick Boer, joins Ahold from Procter & Gamble, where she worked in various
senior general management and marketing roles in the United States,
Switzerland, Greece and the Netherlands. She brings years of global experience
in innovation, strategy, customer insights and leading international brands to
Ahold. In her new role as CCO, Hanneke will be leading all global online and
customer loyalty initiatives.
The other members of the Executive Committee and their responsibilities are:
*Chief Executive Officer Dick Boer: overall Reshaping Retail strategy,
communications, external relations
*Chief Financial Officer Jeff Carr: finance, information management, real
*Chief Corporate Governance Counsel Lodewijk Hijmans van den Bergh: legal &
compliance, mergers & acquisitions, responsible retailing
*Chief Operating Officer Ahold USA James McCann: business operations,
*Chief Operating Officer Ahold Europe Sander van der Laan: business
operations, continental strategy
*Chief Human Resources Officer: HR, leadership, organizational design
"Following the development and implementation of Reshaping Retail, Ahold is
now at a point to adjust its leadership structure in a way that will best
drive and support our growth phase," said CEO Dick Boer. "Furthermore, I am
delighted that we have Hanneke joining our company. Coming from a world-class
marketing organization, she will provide us with key insights in leading
online and customer loyalty initiatives going forward."
The members of the Executive Committee will officially take up their roles
starting September 1, 2013.
Note to editors (not for publication)
Ahold will continue to operate a two-tier Board structure. The Executive
Committee will be charged with the management of Ahold. The Management Board,
as appointed by the General Meeting of Shareholders, will always bear full
responsibility for this management. The Management Board is supervised and
advised by theSupervisory Board. The two Boards are accountable to
theGeneral Meeting of Shareholders.
Picture Hanneke Faber
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