Alex Holt New Chief Sustainability Officer at Ahold Delhaize

Alex Holt New Chief Sustainability Officer at Ahold Delhaize

06-12-2023 Ahold Delhaize has announced the appointment of Alex Holt as Chief Sustainability Officer, effective from June 1, 2024.

Alex Holt succeeds Jan Ernst de Groot, who has been in his current role at Ahold Delhaize since 2022. De Groot started in 2015 as Chief Legal Officer and currently serves as Chief Legal Officer & Chief Sustainability Officer. De Groot will depart on May 31, 2024. Linn Evans, currently Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Ahold Delhaize USA, will take over his role as Chief Legal Officer from April 15.

The British-Australian Holt has been the Chief Sustainability Officer at Woolworths Group, the largest retailer in Australia and New Zealand, since 2021. She has been with the company since 2011, holding various positions within their supermarkets business. She will be moving to the Netherlands for her new role at Ahold Delhaize. "I am very excited to join Ahold Delhaize, a company that wants to contribute positively to the transition to a sustainable food system. I am looking forward to partnering with the executive team, sustainability and business leaders across the company and across the industry to tackle the challenges that we face together, and seize the opportunities that create the biggest impact."

“I am very happy that Alex will join our Executive Committee as our new Chief Sustainability Officer. She brings relevant experience from a food retail, business leadership and sustainability perspective. She is a sharp thinker and inspiring leader with a deep understanding of the challenges and impact that this role brings in a food retail company with ambitions with regard to health, nature, and climate,” said Frans Muller, President and CEO of Ahold Delhaize.