Jan Ernst de Groot had been Chief Legal Officer at Ahold since 2015, continued in this position after the merger and was added the position of Chief Sustainability Officer in 2022. He is resigning both positions and will leave the company on May 31, 2024.
About his departure, De Groot said the following: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Ahold Delhaize, a food retailer that is truly at the heart of society. I feel that the time is right to step back after more than nine years, during which the company has developed into a strong organization that is providing consistent value for all stakeholders while taking on the ambition of leading the transition to a sustainable food system. I am incredibly proud of what our teams have accomplished."