A passing of the torch occurred within the Ahold Delhaize executive team during its Annual General Meeting (AGM). The retailer recently announced JJ Fleeman will be taking on the reins of leadership as he succeeds Kevin Holt to be Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize USA.
“Today, I’m humbled by the opportunity to take on a new role as CEO of Ahold Delhaize USA. I started my career more than 30 years ago in grocery retail, and I have a great passion for this business, helping customers access affordable, healthy, and sustainable food,” said Fleeman. “I look forward to collaborating with many others across the companies of Ahold Delhaize USA—and leveraging our scale as a global retailer—as we create great places to work for our teams; deliver innovation in food, technology, and the customer experience at each local brand; and drive a culture of belonging for everyone.”
Fleeman has been with Ahold Delhaize companies for 30 years, a release stated. Since May 2018, he has served as the President of Peapod Digital Labs and the Chief Commercial and Digital Officer of Ahold Delhaize USA.
Other appointments were also revealed, as shareholders approved the appointment of Fleeman as a new member of the Management Board and Julia Vander Ploeg as a new member of the Supervisory Board.
The AGM also reappointed Frans Muller as a member of the Management Board, and of Peter Agnefjäll, Bill McEwan, and Katie Doyle as members of the Supervisory Board. Muller will continue to serve as President and CEO of Ahold Delhaize, and Peter Agnefjäll will continue as Chair of the Supervisory Board.
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Congratulations to JJ Fleeman as he takes on his newest position!