Ahold Delhaize Announces Changes To Management

By Steve Wynne-Jones
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Ahold Delhaize Announces Changes To Management

Ahold Delhaize has announced a management change at its e-commerce arm, with the appointment of Margaret Versteden - van Duijn as brand president at the business, commencing 1 November.

She replaces Huub Vermeulen in the role, who has announced his retirement from the business, after more than 20 years of service. Vermeulen has been involved with since its foundation in 1999, holding the position of brand president for the past four years.

Versteden - van Duijn has been with since 2015, holding a variety of roles, including chief marketing officer, chief commercial officer, and her current position, chief platform officer.

Prior to working with the retailer, she held positions with Bain & Company, Nike, BCG and others.

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A Step Forward For

“It is with great confidence that we can announce this step within," commented Wouter Kolk, chief executive Ahold Delhaize Europe & Indonesia "Huub was an outstanding brand president, with a clear vision and always focused on moving, and with it Ahold Delhaize, forward.

"I am proud that we can nominate Margaret as his successor. With her knowledge and experience at, she is a natural and ambitious successor. Upon approval, Margaret will also become part of my European Leadership Team, where she will have a key role part in accelerating further cooperation within the European brands."

Management Structure

As of the start of November, the management board will consist of Margaret Versteden – van Duijn (brand president), Boukje Taphoorn (chief marketing officer), Ellen Coopmans (chief people officer), Gert-Jan Janssen (chief financial officer), Jurrie van Rooijen (chief technology officer), Oscar Hundman (chief commercial officer) and Vincent Weijers (chief operational officer).

Vermeulen will remain with in an advisory role until the end of 2021, Ahold Delhaize said.


Ahold Delhaize's platform saw net sales rise 24.2% in the second quarter of 2021, with sales from third-party sellers rising 26% in the quarter.

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