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Ahold Delhaize Names Claude Sarrailh as Nominee for CEO of Ahold Delhaize Europe and Indonesia; Frans Muller and Peter Agnefjäll Comment

Ahold Delhaize Names Claude Sarrailh as Nominee for CEO of Ahold Delhaize Europe and Indonesia; Frans Muller and Peter Agnefjäll Comment


ZAANDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

Leadership changes have hit the newswire for Ahold Delhaize, which recently announced that its Supervisory Board nominated Claude Sarrailh as member of the Management Board. Sarrailh will join on September 1 as Executive Vice President, and will start as member of the Management Board of Ahold Delhaize and Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize Europe and Indonesia on October 1 following shareholder approval.

Claude Sarrailh, Incoming Chief Executive Officer, Europe and Indonesia, Ahold Delhaize"I have long admired Ahold Delhaize as a company, and I'm delighted to join a team that is dedicated to delivering high-quality products and services to millions of customers across Europe and Indonesia,” Sarrailh stated. “Like Ahold Delhaize, I value diversity in teams, and I'm looking forward to getting to know the various local brands that fall under the company’s umbrella and connecting with the people and communities. Each brand has its unique strengths and challenges, and I'm eager to learn more about how they operate and what makes them successful."

Sarrailh joins from Metro AG, where he has been Chief Customer and Merchandise Officer and member of the Management Board since 2022. He joined Metro in 2006, after a decade with Carrefour, and held several customer, procurement, and executive roles in a number of European countries. He also spent three years in China as CEO of Metro China, before joining the Metro Management Board in 2022, a press release explained.

The retailer’s Supervisory Board has nominated Claude Sarrailh as member of the Management Board, who will join on September 1, 2024 as Executive Vice President

As noted in the release, Sarrailh will be nominated by the Supervisory Board to be appointed member of the Management Board at an upcoming Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders. Current Ahold Delhaize Europe and Indonesia CEO Wouter Kolk will step down from the Management Board on October 1, 2024.

Frans Muller, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ahold Delhaize“I am excited that Claude will be joining our company,” said Frans Muller, CEO of Ahold Delhaize. “He is a seasoned executive with a broad international track record and a passion for retail, customer innovation, and people. He brings extensive commercial experience in the food industry and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to leading teams and transformation strategies. His international background with deep expertise in areas such as sourcing, digital, omnichannel retail business is a great fit for Ahold Delhaize and our great local brands in Europe and Indonesia. We look forward to welcoming him.”

Congratulations to Claude Sarrailh on this new executive title!

Ahold Delhaize
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