Ahold Delhaize is saying farewell to a distinguished executive, as Natalie Knight recently informed the company that she will be departing to pursue another career opportunity in the United States. As the Chief Financial Officer since 2020, Knight leaves open an opportunity for new leadership to step up.
“It has been an honor to serve this great company and its associates during a time when the COVID-19 pandemic showed us the importance of grocery retail in the communities we serve,” Knight commented. “I am proud that throughout it all, we’ve been able to deliver not only strong financial results but also ensure financial stability of the company, advance e-commerce profitability, and increase our future-focused investments such as sustainability. I look forward to continue working with Frans and the team to ensure a smooth transition and to help identify my successor.”
With the announcement of Knight’s departure, a six months’ notice period applies as the company is searching for a successor.
According to the release, further announcements will be made in due course.
“Although her time at Ahold Delhaize has been short, I respect Natalie’s decision to move her family back to the United States after more than 25 years in Europe. During her tenure here, Natalie has had a positive impact on our company, driving greater alignment across the Finance function, fueling our Save for our Customers program, and taking financial reporting and communication to the next level,” Frans Muller, President and Chief Executive Officer, said. “Her passion for sustainability and diversity has supported advancing these topics across our business. I look forward to our continued collaboration through the next months as we further implement our Leading Together Strategy.”
Stick with Deli Market News as we wait to see who will step up as CFO next.