Ahold Delhaize is on a mission to continue the success achieved under its current leadership team, and that comes with an update to its executive strategies. During the grocer’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on April 12, 2023, Ahold’s Supervisory Board plans to reappoint Frans Muller as President and Chief Executive Officer, a title he has held since 2018.
“I am grateful for the nomination and would be honored to continue to lead Ahold Delhaize, together with the Executive Committee colleagues, our great local brands, and caring associates, making sure we support our communities and deliver on our purpose of helping our customers eat well, save time, and live better,” Muller commented on his reappointment.
With this announcement, Muller will also be reappointed as a member of the Management Board.
Prior to taking on the role of CEO in 2018, he served as a member of the Management Board as well as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Integration Officer since 2016. Before joining Ahold Delhaize, Frans was the President and CEO of Delhaize Group, according to a press release.
“We are delighted that Frans will continue as President and CEO of Ahold Delhaize, subject to shareholder approval,” Peter Agnefjäll, Chair of the Supervisory Board of Ahold Delhaize, stated. “Since he started in this role in July 2018, the company has continued to build on its strengths. Under Frans’ leadership the Leading Together strategy was introduced, which increased its ability to better serve its customers.”
Agnefjäll continued, noting the impressive growth experienced throughout Muller’s tenure.
“Frans and the executive team he built have demonstrated the long-term validity of their strategic choices, delivering solid financial results,” Agnefjäll continued. “From this basis the company is able to contribute positively to communities and address the challenges facing our society, like keeping healthy and sustainable food affordable.”
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