Marit van Egmond Named Brand President And CEO Of Albert Heijn
Ahold Delhaize has announced the appointment of Marit van Egmond as the brand president and CEO of Albert Heijn, effective 1 February 2019.
She has more than 20 years of experience in international retail, and is currently the executive vice-president of commerce at Albert Heijn.
Experience In Food Retail
Chief executive of Ahold Delhaize Europe and Indonesia, Wouter Kolk, said, “Her deep knowledge of food retail is impressive, having led winning teams, launched innovations and successfully implemented them in fast-changing environments.
"Next to that, she has built a sustainable network of partners and suppliers. I look forward to continuing working with her and wish her all the best in her new role.”
Van Egmond began her career as a management trainee at Ahold, and has held several commercial, operational, and management positions within the company, including CEO of Gall&Gall.
Commenting on her new role, van Egmond, said, "I strongly believe that food plays a central role in how people live.
"Combined with the tech- and digital capabilities of Albert Heijn, we can help customers make informed choices to live a healthier and more enjoyable life.”
She will succeed Wouter Kolk, who will focus on his duties on the running of Ahold Delhaize Europe and Indonesia.
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