Ahold : Ahold appoints new Chief Human Resources Officer
Zaandam, the Netherlands, 22 augustus 2013
Ahold today announced that Abbe Luersman has been appointed Chief Human
Resources Officer, effective November 1, 2013, completing the company's
Abbe will report to CEO Dick Boer and will become a member of the newly
established Executive Committee (ExCo).
"We are delighted to have such an international, business-minded HR expert
joining our company," said Dick Boer, Ahold CEO. "We can only reshape retail
if we have the right talent in our company to execute this great ambition.
Abbe's background in HR programs supporting business transformation in both
the United States and Europe is not only impressive, but also highly valuable
for Ahold," Boer said.
Abbe Luersman is a U.S. national, born in 1967. She started her career at
Whirpool Corporation in 1991. Following her successful 16-year tenure, she
joined Unilever in 2007. Throughout Abbe's career, she has held various HR
leadership roles, with her most recent role, being responsible for Human
Resources for Unilever Europe. Abbe brings years of global experience in HR
strategy and execution, talent management and development, and organizational
The appointment of Abbe completes the seven-strong new top leadership
structure that was announced in June. The ExCo represents Ahold's business and
functional leaders at the highest level, and it will simplify the company's
governance structure and decision-making process in order to execute its
Reshaping Retail strategy.
The ExCo will come into effect September 1^st and consists of the following
Chief Executive Officer Dick Boer
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Carr
Chief Operating Officer Ahold USA James McCann
Chief Operating Officer Ahold Europe Sander van der Laan
Chief Corporate Governance Counsel Lodewijk Hijmans van den Bergh
Chief Commercial Officer Hanneke Faber
Chief Human Resources Officer Abbe Luersman
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