Amsterdam, The Netherlands-
By Delimarket.TV Staff
Ahold has announced that Chairman of the company’s supervisory board, Rene Dahan will step down in October 2013. Ahold also announced an intention to propose Jan Hommen as the new Chariman of the Board.
After joining Ahold’s Supervisory Board in 2004, Dahan served for nearly a decade.
“I have announced my intention to leave the Ahold Supervisory Board knowing that the company is well positioned for the future. I welcome the company’s proposal to appoint Jan Hommen as a new Supervisory Board member and as my future successor,” said Dahan.
Dick Boer, CEO of Ahold said: “Now that Rene Dahan has announced his intention to resign as Chairman, I would like to express my appreciation for his work over the past years. His experience and wisdom has helped Ahold become the company it is today. For that we would like to thank him.”
In view of Dahan’s intended resignation, Ahold will propose to appoint Mr. Jan Hommen as a member of the Ahold Supervisory Board with effect from October 1, 2013. Upon approval of Mr. Hommen’s nomination to the Supervisory Board at the General Meeting of Shareholders on April 17, 2013, the Ahold Supervisory Board intends to appoint Mr. Hommen in the role of Chairman of the Board in October 2013.
Mr Hommen was previously vice chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ahold and served as chairman of the Audit Committee from 2003 to 2007. He also served as vice chairman of the board of management at Royal Philips Electronics, and held positions in the Supervisory Boards of TNT N.V. and Reed Elsevier N.V. Mr. Hommen is currently the CEO of ING Group. He will step down from this position 1 October 2013.