Albert Heijn Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

By Dayeeta Das
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Albert Heijn Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Dutch retailer Albert Heijn has named Esther Veninga as its new chief financial officer, effective 1 January 2023, according to a report in the online publication

She will succeed Siger Spaans, who stepped into the position on an interim basis following Hendrik Jan Roel's departure in March of this year.

Veninga, who currently serves as the finance chief of Delhaize Serbia, joined Albert Heijn in 2005 as business controller of commerce and store operations.

After a few years in this role in Czechia, she returned to Albert Heijn Amsterdam as store manager, where she gained experience in the food retail business and the dynamics with colleagues and customers.

From 2011, Veninga assumed various financial and strategic positions in the Netherlands and Central Europe. She also held a commercial finance role at Stop & Shop in the United States.


Experienced Financial Manager

Albert Heijn chief executive Marit van Egmond described Veninga as a "very experienced financial manager with a great track record within Ahold Delhaize".

"I know her as someone who is always focused on the future with a focus on cooperation, always looking beyond the financial discipline itself. I think it is great that we can realise the succession for this position within our own company. It confirms that we have created a strong pool of talent," the report quoted van Egmond.

Recently, the Dutch retailer announced that it is upgrading its target of reducing CO2 emissions in its value chain (scope 3) from 15% to 45% by 2030 compared to 2018.

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