Ahold Delhaize Announces Departure Of E-Commerce Boss Hanneke Faber
Dutch retailer Ahold Delhaize has announced that Hanneke Faber, the group's chief e-commerce and innovation officer, has decided to leave the company at the end of December.
"I want to thank Hanneke for her valuable contribution to Ahold Delhaize and her energy and inspiration in defining and executing our digital and omni-channel growth strategy since 2013," said Dick Boer, CEO of Ahold Delhaize.
"She leaves us well on track to deliver close to €3 billion of online consumer sales in 2017, and nearly €5 billion by 2020. While I am sorry to see her leave, I wish her all the best in her future career as well as her personal life."
Ahold Delhaize says that under Faber it has expanded its e-commerce operations in the Netherlands, Belgium and the US.
"In the past years we have made good progress in making the local customer experience seamless anywhere, anytime across our brands by combining thriving networks of brick-and-mortar stores and strong online businesses," added Boer.
The company says that a search for Faber's successor is underway, who will take on the new role of chief digital officer, and be responsible for driving the group's digital transformation and innovation in the future.
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