One of the things we here at Deli Market News have noticed is that retailers have been giving more attention to their human resources divisions. As people are the heart and soul of any company, having a skilled person in charge can lead to immense growth for the business. Ahold Delhaize is not one to shy away from growth and has tasked Natalia Wallenberg with helping oversee the company’s development as the new Chief Human Resources Officer.
“I am thrilled to join Ahold Delhaize, with its focus on health and sustainability, inclusivity, and value for customers. It is energizing to be part of a company with a growth-oriented culture and local brands that positively impact more than 50 million shoppers every week,” noted Wallenberg. “Additionally, the values of the organization, especially care, courage, and teamwork are ones that I share and am proud to promote. I look forward to helping Frans and the company continue its transformation while cultivating its great diverse talent and purpose-driven culture.”
As noted in the press release, Wallenberg brings with her a host of experience, most recently working as Syngenta’s Global Head of Human Resources for the Crop Protection division. During her nine years with the company, Wallenberg served for three years as Global Head of HR for the Syngenta Seed Division.
Prior to Syngenta, she served in HR leadership roles at Renaissance Capital and IKEA Real Estate.
“I am excited to have Natalia join my Executive Committee as Global CHRO. She brings a broad international perspective, having lived and worked in both Europe and the United States, and a wealth of experience shaping and implementing effective business and HR strategies, leadership and culture development, organization transformation, and talent management,” added Chief Executive Officer Frans Muller.
Building on her impressive resume, Wallenberg holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the International Academy of Information Technologies in Belarus. Additionally, she holds an MA in Counseling jointly granted from the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences in Russia and the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.
Congratulations to Natalia Wallenberg as she steps into this new role!