Ahold Delhaize's Jeff Carr Named As New Reckitt Benckiser CFO
Reckitt Benckiser has announced the appointment of Jeff Carr, the departing chief financial officer at Ahold Delhaize, as its new CFO, commencing April 2020.
Carr, who announced his departure from the Dutch retail giant in September, will succeed Adrian Hennah in the role, who will remain with the business until October 2020 in a transition role, before retiring.
The move marks a return to the consumer goods giant for Carr, who previously held a senior finance role with Reckitt Benckiser, as well as previous positions with Grand Metropolitan plc, Associated British Foods, FirstGroup and easyJet, among others.
In a statement on his appointment, Carr said, “I spent part of my early career at RB and I am delighted to be re-joining RB as its CFO. I have always valued the business’s entrepreneurial energy and creativity and, like Laxman see great potential to drive positive change. I look forward to starting in the role next year.”
Elsewhere, Laxman Narasimhan, Reckitt Benckiser's chief executive, said that Carr boasts a record of "transformational strategic and operational leadership, consistent performance delivery, strong capital allocation discipline and with building strong teams; all of which lead to long term shareholder value creation."
The British national joined Royal Ahold in November 2011, as executive vice president and CFO, being appointed CFO of Ahold Delhaize in 2016 following the merger of the business with Delhaize.
Announcing his departure from the business next month, he said, "It has been a pleasure to serve this great company and its associates during the last eight years. I look forward to continue working with Frans to ensure a smooth transition and to help identify my successor.”
Ahold Delhaize ha not yet announced the identity of Carr's successor.
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